Rest Haven welcomes Rockwall area veterans, spouses for free Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Nov. 5

Rest Haven welcomes Rockwall area veterans, spouses for free Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Nov. 5

ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 14, 2020 – Rest Haven is proud to host their annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast for all local veterans and their spouses at 9 a.m. Thursday, November 5, 2500 E. Highway 66 in Rockwall.  The breakfast is free and will be a special morning to share memories with others who have served […]

Rockwall, Rowlett dedicate SH 66 bridge as Heroes Bridge

Rockwall, Rowlett dedicate SH 66 bridge as Heroes Bridge

ROCKWALL, TX – September 28, 2020 — The Rockwall and Rowlett communities officially dedicated the State Highway 66 bridge as the “Heroes Memorial Bridge” this past weekend. Third Watch LE Motorcycle Club welcomed state and city officials, citizens and patriots to the dedication event on Sept. 26, capped off by their 2nd Annual Hands Across […]

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 city council approves renaming of SH 66 bridge to ‘Heroes Bridge’

Rockwall city council approves renaming of SH 66 bridge to ‘Heroes Bridge’

ROCKWALL, TX — (July 21, 2020) The Rockwall city council voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the renaming of the SH 66 bridge between Rowlett and Rockwall to the ‘Heroes Bridge.’ The resolution comes as a show of support for the #WalkTheBridge movement started in 2018 by the Third Watch LE Motorcycle Club to […]

WATCH: Local veterans tell what Memorial Day means to them

WATCH: Local veterans tell what Memorial Day means to them

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 21, 2020) The Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 of Rockwall put together the following video featuring local veterans telling what Memorial Day means to them. Memorial Day is May 25, 2020 and serves as a day to remember those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. […]

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 […]

U.S. House passes Rep. Ratcliffe bill to honor fallen servicemembers and their families

U.S. House passes Rep. Ratcliffe bill to honor fallen servicemembers and their families

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) Gold Star Mothers Families National Monument Extension Act (H.R. 2819) passed with strong, bipartisan support today in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ratcliffe co-introduced the bill with Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.) to extend the authorization for the establishment of a monument in honor of Gold Star families at no […]

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs receives $14,000 from Ascent Protein

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs receives $14,000 from Ascent Protein

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, a national nonprofit based in Rockwall that trains and provides service dogs for disabled veterans,  recently received a $14,000 donation from Ascent Protein.  Ascent is a family-owned company based in Denver, Colorado that is well-known in the fitness and sports industry for producing clean, pure, made-in-America protein and pre-workout products. On […]

Rockwall County Commissioners Court honors post-9/11 veterans

Rockwall County Commissioners Court honors post-9/11 veterans

The Rockwall County Commissioners Court recognized the county’s post-9/11 veterans during its meeting on Jan. 28. Around 2,000 post-9/11 veterans reside within the county and continue to serve the community in all areas, including business, government and community service. The court joined Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 in honoring those veterans with a resolution […]

Rockwall YMCA Celebrates Veterans Week

Rockwall YMCA Celebrates Veterans Week

(ROCKWALL, TX — Nov. 15, 2019) This week, the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall hosted Veterans Week inviting the community to honor and recognize the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military veterans. The Y kicked off the week with a flag folding ceremony on Veterans Day, put on in partnership with the Terry Fisher […]

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