Martin Luther King JR
Flower Mound Residents pays tribute to Martin Luther King JR, "We must learn to live together as brothers or die together and fools." In observance of Martin Luther King JR Day, the following closures are today: Town Hall, Municipal Court, Library, Animal Adoption Center, and Senior Center. Police, Fire, and Emergency Services remain open at all times.
IT'S A BIRD! IT'S A PLANE! IT'S A HELICOPTER! IT'S A CHINOOK!!!
The day January 12, 2022 began as usual. But then the windows began to shake! Pictures on the wall started moving. Dishes began to rattle. I looked out my kitchen window. Was it a bird? A Plane? Helicopters? No! It was a Chinook and military Helicopters!
The Texas Army National Guard Chinook Helicopter landed at Flower Mound's Edward S. Marcus High School practice football field between 9 am. and noon. Flights were going off, flying over rooftops, including my own! Then landing at Marcus High School multiple times for a very special Marcus Air Force Junior ROTC experience of a lifetime! It was a BEAUTIFUL sight to behold! My dishes, pictures on the wall, and I forgive them. For several days we had military exercises by Jets doing evasive maneuvers, helicopters and lots of excitement. Chinook Helicopters also landed at Briarhill Middle School in Flower Mound. Students, members of Marcus High School were honored to have rides as they flew over our neighborhoods and rooftops. It was an incredible sight and amazing sounds for all Flower Mound residents!
IT HAS BEEN AN HONORABLE WEEK IN FLOWER MOUND
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hunter Leyendecker, a Flower Mound native medic with the 6th Refueling Wing, 6th Health Care Operations Squadron, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, in Florida was honored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to his services for COVID-19. He graduated from Flower Mound schools. Banners now fly with his picture at various locations in Flower Mound.
Flower Mound began the Hometown Heroes program in 2012 to honor our brave community's men and woman who served or are currently serving U.S. Armed Forces. Hunter is our most recent hero.
Another recent honor was bestowed upon Petty Officer Third Class Cameron Clements of Flower Mound and a Flower Mound High School grad serving in the U.S. Navy who received the Blue Jacket of the Year award serving with U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Cameron reconfigured and designed wireless sound systems worth $75,000 and helped promote greater Navy awareness through performances, and professional quality videos and audio records posted to social media audience of 2.5 million people. Per Officer Cameron Clements, "The values required to succeed in the military are similar to those found in Flower Mound."
APPRECIATION GOES OUT TO ALL OUR POLICE, FIRE & RESCUE
I know I'm not the only one who appreciates the great officers who serve the Flower Mound Police Department, Fire and Rescue. #LawEnforcement AppreciationDay is every day!