Memorial Ceremony

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The Veterans Memorial "Honor and Remember" ceremony will be held at The Colony Five Star Veterans Memorial plaza at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 9th. The Veterans Memorial is located within the Five Star Sports Complex at 4100 Blair Oaks in The Colony, Texas.

This memorial honors the unselfish contributions by the men and women of our military services.

Emcee: Mr. Jim Blythe

Jim Blythe is a Dallas-area native and third generation Navy Veteran. He served three tours in Vietnam on aircraft carriers from 1967 to the end of 1970.

Featured Speaker: Mr. Dave Carey

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We are honored to have Dave Carey as our featured speaker at the morning ceremony. He is the author, of “The Ways We Choose, Lessons for Life From A POW’s Experience.” As a Navy pilot during the Vietnam war, Dave’s aircraft was destroyed over North Vietnam by a surface-to-air missile. He spent five and one half years as a P.O.W. in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” This experience taught him timeless lessons that have application in all of our lives. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and a retired Navy Captain, Dave was three times a Commanding Officer. He also served as the Director of the Navy’s premiere site for leadership and management training. Dave is currently on the Board of Directors for Taylor Engineering. Among Captain Carey’s military awards are the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal.

More Information

For more information about the "Honor and Remember" ceremony, please contact American Legion Post 21 Commander Richard Ensweiler.