KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 18, 2020
By Katie Hire
This Tuesday, the public is invited to the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Jonathan D. Rozier American Legion Post 164 in Katy. The Post also encourages next-generation veterans to join and promote their mission to support the community.
Katy Area Legion Color Guard
The grand opening of the Jonathan D. Rozier American Legion Post 164 will take place Tuesday, October 20 from 1 -2 p.m. at 22125 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins promptly at 1:30 p.m., and the event will be held rain or shine. Free parking is available for attendees as well as on surrounding neighborhood streets.
When asked about the upcoming event, Commander James “Jim” McGuire said, “We are looking forward to working with the Katy Chamber to rally next-generation veterans to engage in the community in business and service.”
Special guests to the ribbon cutting will include Katy Mayor Bill Hastings, Katy Police Chief J. Noe Diaz, members of the Katy Chamber of Commerce, American Legion members, and the family of the late Jonathan D. Rozier.
Rozier was the first soldier from Katy to be killed-in-action during the War on Terror. In 2002, the Post was founded and named in his honor.
Katy Post Participates in Many Community Programs
Since Post 164’s founding, members have been active with flag retirements, Honor Flight Houston, funeral and burial ceremonies, Wreaths Across America, Breakfast with a Veteran, Boys and Girls State, and Junior Shooting Sports Program, and more.
Post 164 is looking forward to helping in other community programs such as voter registration, blood drives, First Responder service days, and community awards.
Post 164 meets every fourth Wednesday of the month for a social mixer at 6 p.m. followed by a scheduled business meeting at 7:30 p.m. Members and new prospective members are welcome to attend.
Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting, and Upcoming Events
All events will be held at the American Legion Post 164 at 22125 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday, October 20
1 – 2 p.m.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1 - 3 p.m.
Trunk or Treat
“Our facility will be a place to network, host dinners, luncheons, and receptions, build lasting friendships and conduct our Legionnaire monthly meetings where we plan and execute our missions,” says Commander McGuire.