Veterans Council of Gillespie County

Participating Organizations:

Gillespie County Veterans Service Office, Chairman

American Legion Post 244, Fredericksburg

American Legion Post 650, Harper

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 167, Fredericksburg

Ex-Military Flyers Club, Fredericksburg

Military Order of Purple Heart – Hill Country Chapter

Military Order of the World Wars Hill Country Chapter

VFW Post 7105, Fredericksburg

FHS Navy JROTC Science Instructors

Army National Guard, Charlie Co., 1-141 Infantry, Fredericksburg 

Retired Military Representative

Mission Statement: Revised 01/24/2017

  1. The Veterans Council of Gillespie County membership will consist of local Veteran’s Organizations with 1-2 representatives from each organization.

  2. The Council will hold quarterly meetings to coordinate and support Gillespie County Veteran’s events and functions to include: annual Memorial Day Ceremony and placement of Flags on Veteran’s Graves and Veterans Day events. Other events as identified may be: Flag Day, POW/MIA.

  3. The Council will identify Veteran needs in the community and coordinate with local assistance agencies to provide assistance to Veterans as needed.

  4. The Council will support the continuity of the Gillespie County Veterans Service Office, to ensure that Veterans benefits services are provided by Gillespie County.

  5. The Council will foster and support the mission of each Veterans Organization and promote the sharing of information and ideas to provide better service to Veterans.

  6. The Council will promote and support the Gillespie County Honor Guard which provides military honors at a Veteran's graveside funeral. 

  7. The Council will promote and support the South Texas Health Care System to ensure that VAMC Kerrville remains open and provides a high level of medical services.

  8. The Council will support the activities of the Fredericksburg High School Navy JROTC program, and include them in local Veteran’s events and promoting volunteer drivers to assist cadets with the Holiday Flag program.

  9. The Council will promote and support the activities of the Army National Guard, Charlie Co., 1-141 Infantry in Fredericksburg.  

  10. May participate/assist local organizations who provide assistance to Veterans and their families.

  11. Council will serve in an Advisory capacity for Veterans issues in Gillespie County to the Gillespie County Commissioners Court. No County Funds will be required for the Veterans Council.

  12. Recognized by the Gillespie County Commissioner’s Court as a Representative voice of the Veterans of Gillespie County on 02/08/2016.

Gillespie County
Veterans Service Office
95 Frederick Rd Suite 200
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Telephone: (830) 997-3758
Fax: (830) 997-3245


Adult Volunteers Needed

The Fredericksburg High School Navy JROTC unit needs adult drivers to help the cadets put out and pickup flags on holidays.  If you can help even one holiday per year, please contact LCDR Pat Lee, USN (Ret), Senior Science Instructor, Fredericksburg High School NJROTC Teacher: WK Phone:  830-997-7551 ext. 1136; Work Email:

The dates flags are set out are:
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, third Monday of January
- Inauguration Day, third Tuesday of January every fourth year
- President's Day, third Monday of February
- Armed Forces Day & Peace Officer/EMS Recognition Day, third Saturday of May
- Memorial Day, last Monday of May
- Flag Day, 14th of June
- Independence Day, 4th of July
- Gillespie County Fair Day, fourth Friday of August
- 9-11 Remembrance Day, 11th of September
- POW-MIA Day and Constitution Day, third Friday of September
- Columbus Day, second Monday of October
- Election Day, first Tuesday of November every even year
- Veteran's Day, 11th of November
- Pearl Harbor Day, 7th of December