The Texoma Patriots last meeting for the year 2018 will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Buck Snort BBQ, 224 E. Jefferson St, Van Alstyne.

Ret. Col. John Antal will present a talk on America’s first Christmas.

Antal is a trainer, coach, and mentor who travels the world teaching leadership skills. He served 30 years in the US Army as a combat arms officer, senior staff officer, and commander. He is Airborne and Ranger qualified, and he served as an Armor and Cavalry officer on deployments around the world. In addition, he served at the Pentagon as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his post-Army career, he has become a successful author, magazine correspondent and editor, video game producer, military consultant, film personality, public speaker, and radio talk show host. You can purchase his signed books and, thus, can get a head start on your holiday gift shopping.

The buffet at Buck Snort will open at 5 p.m. Come early and eat before the meeting.

There is no charge to attend. Everyone is welcome.