Rockwall County remembers veterans missing in action on National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Rockwall County remembers veterans missing in action on National POW/MIA Recognition Day

ROCKWALL, TX – September 18, 2020 —”Lest we forget.” That’s a phrase often used in memorials for fallen soldiers and those lost in war. Today, we remember those soldiers who are M.I.A., the prisoners of war who will never have the chance to tell their families goodbye. The Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 of […]

Rockwall County Commissioners Court recognizes 2020 Boys/Girls State Delegates

Rockwall County Commissioners Court recognizes 2020 Boys/Girls State Delegates

ROCKWALL, TX – August 13, 2020 — In its regular meeting on Aug. 11, the Commissioners Court recognized the 2020 American Legion Boys/Girls State delegates. The Boys/Girls State program went virtual for the first time in its history due to COVID-19, with 12 young ladies and eight young men from Rockwall County high schools participating […]

Local student graduates from American Legion Texas Boys State

One of 1,000+ future leaders that assembled for the prestigious program spent week at University of Texas learning about government ROCKWALL, TX – The American Legion, Department of Texas, today announced that Oscar Chavira III of Rockwall High School has graduated from the American Legion Texas Boys State. Oscar was a County Delegate and on […]

Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 delights Liberty Heights senior residents with car parade

Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 delights Liberty Heights senior residents with car parade

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 7, 2020) Senior residents at Liberty Heights Gracious Retirement Living in Rockwall were treated to a car parade courtesy of the local Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117. The special occasion brought tears of joy to the the residents’ eyes, as they waved on the veterans driving past the senior living […]

Rockwall’s American Legion to cancel Memorial Day Concert

Rockwall’s American Legion to cancel Memorial Day Concert

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 4, 2020) With great regret, Rockwall’s American Legion Terry Fisher Post 117 announced cancellation of its Memorial Day Concert scheduled for May 21 at the Rockwall Harbor. Post Commander Mark Kipphut announced closure commenting, “After reviewing the Governor’s school closure guidance for the balance of the academic year, and in consultation […]

Salute to Vets: Free Community Concert Nov 9

Salute to Vets: Free Community Concert Nov 9

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 9, 2019) Sideways BBQ proudly announced that it is partnering with the Rockwall Terry Fisher American Legion Post to bring to Rockwall a first-ever, free benefit concert to celebrate veterans and their service from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Rockwall Harbor. “Since serving in the Marine Corps, it […]

Patriotic Display for Rockwall’s Fourth of July Celebration

Patriotic Display for Rockwall’s Fourth of July Celebration

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 28, 2019) This year’s Fourth of July celebration will be a little more festive than in years past. Onlookers at Harry Myers Park are in for a special patriotic treat. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Terry Fisher American Legion Post in Rockwall is planning a unique demonstration. Parachutists will jump […]

American Legion Celebrates 100 Years

American Legion Celebrates 100 Years

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 26, 2019) The oldest nonprofit in Rockwall County – the American Legion Terry Fisher Post 117 – celebrated its 100th birthday and recognized its 21 Texas Boys State/Girls State delegates on Sunday, March 24. Congrats to the following Rockwall High School, Rockwall-Heath High School and Heritage Christian Academy students who will represent […]

Local Veteran Receives New Handicap-Accessible Vehicle

Local Veteran Receives New Handicap-Accessible Vehicle

(ROYSE CITY, TX — November 28, 2018) On Thanksgiving week, local veteran Gary Wilkins received the blessing of his life in the form of a new handicap-accessible vehicle. Wilkins, a member of Royse City American Legion Post 100, nearly lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident a few years ago. The accident left Wilkins […]

Royse City American Legion honors Fire Fighter, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

(ROYSE CITY, TX – July 30, 2018) The Royse City American Legion Post came together July 28th to not only celebrate its many accomplishments over the last year, but to also honor its First Responders. One of the American Legion premier programs is its First Responder Award Program.The program starts at the post level where […]

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