Mayor Stephen Terrell presented a Blue Star Flag to the Prado family during the Sep. 22 council meeting. Gabe and Peggy Prado are the parents of Senior Airman Victor Prado, United States Air Force, who serves with the 355th Maintenance Group as an aircraft mechanic working on C-130 airplanes. He joined the Air Force in Jan. 2012 and is stationed at Davis Monthan Airbase in Arizona.
Allen City Councilmembers honor Allen-area service personnel currently deployed by the U.S. Armed Forces by presenting a Blue Star Flag to their families. The Blue Star tradition dates back to World War I. Families display the flag in the window of their homes while a loved one is serving in the Armed Forces.