Azle’s American Legion Post 356 will be renamed “Houston M. Taylor Memorial Post 356” in a formal ceremony to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Azle High School auditorium.
To honor his sacrifice and memory, and in keeping with the American Legions’ preamble… “To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars…” Post 356 Commander, Debra Brooks suggested renaming the post for SSGT Houston M. Taylor.
SSgt Taylor, originally from Portsmouth, Virginia, was a former Azle High School student and married his wife Kelsey in 2005, the same year he enlisted in the U.S. Army.
SSgt. Taylor was killed in action Oct. 12, 2011, in Anbar Province, Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division.
The Oct. 26 ceremony will include performances by the Forte Junior High School Band and the Azle High School Choir.
Colors will be presented by the Hornet Squadron Color Guard of the Civil Air Patrol.
Guests will include Houston M. Taylor’s mother, Renee Cremean, widow Kelsey, son Rylan, and daughter Avery.
The public is invited to this event.