Katy, TX News (February 13, 2017) – The Commander of Katy’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182 recently honored outstanding volunteers of the Post the Community at the Third Annual Katy Military Dining Out held at the Club at Falcon Point in Katy, February 10th, 2017. The evening included recognition of each of these volunteer leaders for their exceptionally meritorious service to Veterans, the Community, and the Youth of Katy, Texas.
“Their efforts truly demonstrate the selfless service spirit of the Veterans of Foreign Wars” said Frank Torres, the Commander of the Post.
“Their enthusiasm, dedication and personal conduct in providing outstanding selfless service to the Veterans and their families, the youth and schools, and the community of Katy Texas is an inspiration to us all.”
“This was the third annual formal military ball for the Katy Area, and the first time many of our veterans have experienced a military ball”, said Commander Torres. “Many of our veterans were drafted, sent into combat for a year or more, then discharged, never experiencing the heritage of the military”. The Military Ball was not only for VFW Post 9182 members, but also in attendance were Veterans from the American Legion Posts 164, The Marine Corps League Detachment 1295 and The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 723 and Reservists from the 75th Training Command, Ellington Field
The evening began with the Katy Division of the Sea Cadets posting the colors and honoring our missing veterans by holding an MIA table setting ceremony. A traditional grog ceremony, let by the Mistress of the Grog, Stephanie Torres, was followed by dinner. After dinner, the President of the Mess, Frank Torres presented the Commanders Award for Excellence and the Fort Bend County Sheriff, Troy Nehls gave the keynote address. The evening ended with the Katy Division of the Sea Cadets retiring the colors.
The Katy Area Military Dining Out was a success and the Katy VFW Post 9182 plans to hold the event every February open to all present and past members of the military.