Times have changed, as they should have. The past efforts of military veterans are now recognized for what they are......a veteran's life at risk commitment to serve the USA and it's citizens....all citizens. There's nothing fancy about it. They don't talk much about it, except for some of the good times. However, there is a quiet sense of inner satisfaction that they served and survived. Some did not survive. As a medic, I saw some of the "almost survived." Once you serve in the military, it is almost like joining a fraternity. You are always a veteran. You're never not a veteran. If given enough time, I can almost spot every veteran in a crowded room. Throw out the bragging drunk. Just look for some quiet mannerisms. There is something different about a veteran. I presume it comes from the military training. It is hard to identify and is often disguised by other "stuff," but it's there if you know what you're looking for. Veterans also have a tendency to band together. They have a shared experience that no non-veteran has.
Rowlett needs a place for their veterans.
We are soon to have one. An American Legion Post is forming up in Rowlett. We need an American Legion post. The new post is Post #347, and the name of the Post is Texas Fallen Heroes. It is named in honor of Texans who fell in Afghanistan and Iraq wars in particular, but all fallen military in general.
We need veterans to sign up and enlist in the American Legion Post #347 and participate in the Rowlett activities. It would be great fun and another opportunity to serve. The cost is $35 per year, a very modest fee. The meeting hall is in Rowlett at the Veterans Resource and Outreach Center, at 4210 Industrial Street, unit 100. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month.
If you wish to join up, please contact Michael Flores, Post Commander, 972-742-7971. It will be fun, and good for the Rowlett community.