Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

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Today, 1 Dec 2018 the Texas Commandery conducted our annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony aboard the Battleship Texas.

CDR Bryan Lethcoe, USN (Ret), Commander of the TCNOUS served as Master of Ceremony. Participants included the Patriot Guard Riders, Sea Scouts, USMC Honor Rifle Squad, Band of the Southeast, and the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. A five plane flyover prior to the ceremony was conducted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). Later during the ceremony a CAF B-25 conducted a fly by.

Guest speaker was Richard J. Stoll, Ph.D, Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice University. Dr. Stoll spoke of the role of U.S. Naval Intelligence in winning the war in the Pacific.

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The Companions of the Texas Commandery will hold our annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony onboard the Battleship TEXAS at 11:00 AM, 1 December 2018.
 
Other ceremony participants will be the Naval Sea Cadets, the Community Band of Southeast Texas, Sea Scouts, Civil Air Patrol Cadets, the South East Texas Patriot Guard Riders, and a U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard for a gun salute.

The Companions of the Texas Commandery

will hold our annual

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

on board the

Battleship USS TEXAS

at 11:00 AM, 1 December 2018

(admission is free)

Immediately after the Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony on board the USS Texas, you are invited to join others for a no-host lunch at the Monument Inn, just a mile from the Battleship TEXAS adjacent to the Lynchburg Ferry landing. We will have a private dining area so that attending Companions will have an opportunity to meet, greet, and visit. There is limited seating for about 40 folks on a first come-first serve basis. As in previous years the lunch will consist of the following items:

All-You-Can-Eat. Family-style seafood extravaganza that consists of:

Cold Boiled Shrimp, Oysters on the half-shell, Fried Catfish, Fried Oysters, Fried Shrimp, Stuffed Crabs. With sides. $55.00

Lynchburg Dinner Package. There is an alternate specific menu. Entrée choices include tea/coffee & dessert plus (Only one selection): 

Chicken Breast w/Sautéed Onions, Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce

 OR

Grilled 10 oz Rib Eye Steak, dinner salad, baked potato & roll. 

Please indicate your preference along with your payment.  $43.00. 

To RSVP, simply include the correct amount for the All-you-can-eat meal ($55) or the Lynchburg ($43).  Send a check payable to the “Texas Commandery of the Naval Order”.  We cannot take credit card payment yet (a feature expected to be added in 2019). Mail your  selection with payment to be received no later than Monday, 26 November. Mailing address:

LT Steven Howell

1836 Norfolk

Houston, TX 77098 

Lunch reservations will NOT be made without prior payment. There is no at-the-door payment. Phone call or email reservations will not be accepted. Any reservations received after we reach the maximum number will be returned with regrets. The cutoff date for canceling after paying is November 29 after which there will be no refunds.  

This is a great opportunity to support your Commandery and honor the heroes that survived as well as those that lost their lives.

Lest we forget

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Battle of Midway Commemorative Luncheon
Jun
6
11:30 AM11:30

Battle of Midway Commemorative Luncheon

TEXAS COMMANDERY
OF THE
NAVAL ORDER OF THE UNITED STATES

BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION LUNCHEON

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018, 1130 HOURS

The Briar Club (valet or park on garage 3rd floor and walk across bridge)
2603 Timmons, Houston, TX 77027 (between Westheimer and Alabama)

SPEAKER
John Bradley, M.A., LtCOL, USA (ret.)

TOPIC
The Battle of Midway

John Bradley, M.A., LtCOL, USA (ret.), a civilian prisoner of war of the Japanese, veteran of the Vietnam War, graduate of West Point and retired U.S. Army officer, has taught courses in U.S. history, military history, World War II and the Vietnam War at the University of Houston-Downtown and, since 2009, at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. He is principal author of “The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific” and its accompanying atlas. He also published the story of an American cavalry officer who perished in captivity: “Remind Me to Tell You: A History of Major Harry J. Fleeger and His Friends, POWs of the Japanese.” Mr. Bradley holds a master’s degree in history from Rice University and has taught military history at West Point. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

 

Choose one entre:
____  Char Grilled Salmon (Steamed Jasmine Rice, Grilled Zucchini, Squash,    Portobello Mushroom, Asparagus, Red Pepper, Lemon Bibb)
OR
___ Texas Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast (Wild Rice Pilaf, Steamed Broccoli Floret, Julienne of Seasonal Vegetables, Creole Mustard Beurre Blanc)

 Choose One Dessert:
___ Pecan Ball
OR
___ New York Cheesecake with berries

House Salad (Romaine Hearts, Lettuces, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Tomato)
Water / Iced Tea / Coffee
Cash Bar Available

COST:   $47 TEXAS COMMANDERY MEMBERS AND GUESTS

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 2, 2018

Payable to TC-NOUS & Mail to:
LT. Steven Howell
1836 Norfolk
Houston, TX  77098

*NO “AT-THE-DOOR” PAYMENTS—*NO PHONE, FAX, OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS
*NO CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS AFTER MAY 30, 2018

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2018 Annual Texas Commandery Banquet
Feb
24
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Annual Texas Commandery Banquet

The Texas Commandery of the Naval Order Annual Banquet and Nimitz Award presentation

will be held on Saturday, 24 February 2018

at the Briar Club

2603 Timmons Ln, Houston, Texas 77027.

All companions and their guests are invited and urged to attend.

Admiral William H. McRaven will receive the 2016 Nimitz Leadership Award.  He will talk and accept via recorded video.

A no-host cocktails reception period, i.e. pay as you go, will begin at 1830.

Dinner will commence at 1930 followed by the presentation of the 2017 Nimitz Leadership Award and remarks via video by Admiral McRaven.

Dress: Dinner Dress / Mess Dress Blues, Tuxedo, or Business Suit.

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

The Companions of the Texas Commandery will hold our annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony onboard the Battleship TEXAS at 11:00 AM, 2 December 2015.
 
Other ceremony participants will be the Naval Sea Cadets, the Community Band of Southeast Texas, Sea Scouts, Civil Air Patrol Cadets, the South East Texas Patriot Guard Riders, and a U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard for a gun salute.

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Battle of Midway Commemorative Luncheon
Jun
6
11:00 AM11:00

Battle of Midway Commemorative Luncheon

TEXAS COMMANDERY
OF THE
NAVAL ORDER OF THE UNITED STATES
 
BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION LUNCHEON
TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017, 1100 HOURS
 
The Briar Club (valet or park on garage 3rd floor and walk across bridge)
2603 Timmons, Houston, TX 77027 (between Westheimer and Alabama)
 
SPEAKER
Our own Captain Chuck Hewell
 
SHATTERED SWORD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
HOW THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
For the past few luncheons the TCNOUS has focused on this battle from the USN side.  There is obviously another side in this epic battle, that of the Imperial Japanese Navy.  Drawing from the book "Shattered Sword" the TCNOUS will explore less familiar aspects of the battle.

Choose one entree and one dessert.  Return choices with your payment: 
____  Pecan Crusted Trout - Tomato Parmesan Risotto / Seasonal Vegetables / Creole Mustard Beurre Blanc
     or
____  Chicken Piccata - Angel Hair Pasta / Asparagus / Tomato Concasse / Artichoke / Parsley / Lemon Butter

Dessert Choices -    _____  Pecan Ball    or     _____   Key Lime Tart

House Salad w/ Dressing (Pre-set)
Water / Iced Tea / Coffee
Cash Bar Available

COST:   $36 TEXAS COMMANDERY MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING
$40  INACTIVE TEXAS COMMANDERY MEMBERS and
NON-TEXAS COMMANDERY MEMBERS

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT REQUIRED BY MAY 30, 2017
Payable to TC-NOUS & Mail to:
LT. Steven Howell
1836 Norfolk
Houston, TX  77098

*NO “AT-THE-DOOR” PAYMENTS—*NO PHONE, FAX, OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS
*NO CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS AFTER MAY 30, 2015
Also a reminder to include your 2017 dues if you haven’t responded to earlier dues invoice

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

  • Battleship Texas State Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Companions of the Texas Commandery will hold our annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony onboard the Battleship TEXAS at 11:00 AM, 3 December 2015.
 
Our guest speaker is Mr. Tom Gillette who will recount his experiences as a child at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.
 
Other ceremony participants will be the Naval Sea Cadets, the Community Band of Southeast Texas, Sea Scouts, Civil Air Patrol Cadets, the South East Texas Patriot Guard Riders, a Commemorative Air Force flyby (weather permitting), and a U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard for a gun salute.

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Battle of Midway Luncheon
Jun
7
11:30 AM11:30

Battle of Midway Luncheon

TEXAS COMMANDERY OF THE NAVAL ORDER OF THE UNITED STATES

BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION LUNCHEON

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016, 1100 HOURS

HOUSTON ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY (HESS) 5430 WESTHEIMER RD, HOUSTON, TX 77056

GUEST SPEAKER LtGEN STEVEN HUMMER, USMC (Ret.)

THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY - WHAT WE LEARNED THEN AND WHAT IT MEANS TODAY

 ADVANCED RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT REQUIRED BY MAY 30, 2016

COST:  $30.00 for TEXAS COMMANDERY MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING

$35.00 for INACTIVE TEXAS COMMANDERY MEMBERS and NON-TEXAS COMMANDERY MEMBERS

Checks Payable to TC-NOUIS

mail to:

LT. STEVEN K. HOWELL, USNR (Ret.)  1836 NORFOLK ST. HOUSTON, TX, 77098-4306 

For informationCell: 713-822-0363         Email: stevenhowell@att.net

*NO “AT-THE-DOOR” PAYMENTS—*NO PHONE, FAX, OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS

*NO CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS AFTER MAY 30, 2016

Beef Petit Tender w/Wild Mushroom Sauce. Tossedsalad.  Fresh vegetables and a starch.  Dessert, coffee and tea.

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