The first official recognition of the date of May 9 as Home Front Heroes Day was on May 9, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.
The inaugural event was created for residents of John "Lucky" Luckadoo's retirement community, Presbyterian Village North, a Forefront Living community. Ceremonies included the presentation of a proclamation by Dallas City Councilmember Adam McGough from the Office of the Mayor/City of Dallas and the Dallas City Council.
On May 6, 2022, Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX-32) and Congressman Jake Ellzey (R-TX-06) introduced a bipartisan resolution supporting the effort to designate May 9 annually as Home Front Heroes Day.
John "Lucky" Luckadoo, Major, USAF (Ret.) 100th Bomb Group (H) (center)
The Honorable B. Adam McGough, Councilmember, Dallas City Council District 10 (left)
Timothy A. Mallad, Chief Executive Officer, Forefront Living (right)
Keith Arden Colley, Awakening the Mind Mobile Museum WWI Remembered
John "Lucky" Luckadoo, Major, USAF (Ret.) 100th Bomb Group (H)
Timothy A. Mallad, Forefront Living
Barbara Matamoros, Forefront Living
The Honorable B. Adam McGough, Council Member, Dallas City Council District 10
Erin Patterson, "The Swing Sisters Show" | The American Rosie the Riveter Association-North Dallas Chapter
Jamie Seibert, "The Swing Sisters Show"| The American Rosie the Riveter Association-North Dallas Chapter
Wendy Van Bemmel, Forefront Living
Jason Whitely, Inside Texas Politics | Y’all-itics, WFAA (ABC)
Beth Wilbins, W/G Senior Lifestyles
Rick Wilbins, Wilbins Group, Inc.
as of April 2022
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