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 […]

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall Honors Veterans with Flag Folding Ceremony

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall Honors Veterans with Flag Folding Ceremony

(ROCKWALL, TX — Nov. 11, 2019) On Veterans Day morning, the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall welcomed city officials, veterans and community members to a flag-folding ceremony in recognition of those who serve and have served in our nation’s military. Put on in partnership with the Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 in Rockwall, the […]

Rockwall YMCA to host Veterans Week Events, Military Care Package Drive

Rockwall YMCA to host Veterans Week Events, Military Care Package Drive

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 5, 2019) The JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, located at 1210 N. Goliad in Rockwall, is currently collecting donations in order to send 200 care packages to military personnel ahead of Thanksgiving.  The community is encouraged to stop in with donations and join in on “Packing Day” to help prepare the […]

Nov. 11 Wreath Laying Ceremony to Unveil Newly Installed Engraved Bricks at McLendon-Chisholm Veterans Memorial

(MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX – Nov. 5, 2019) On Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., the City of McLendon-Chisholm invites the public to a Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial located outside of City Hall (1371 W FM 550). The ceremony will give attendees the opportunity to see the new engraved bricks installed at the memorial, […]

Soulman’s Bar-B-Que to Host Breakfast Buffet Benefiting Patriot Paws  

Proceeds from Nov. 2 event to benefit local veterans (ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 2, 2019) Soulman’s Bar-B-Que will serve up their famous all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the I-30 Rockwall location, with a portion of sales directly benefiting Patriot PAWS.  Patriot PAWS is a Rockwall-based, national non-profit that trains […]

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