We are honored to have Keith Self LTC, USA (Ret) speak about D-Day as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. We will also hear from Colin Kimball about the North Texas Fallen Warriors Portrait Project -Normandy Heroes.
A fifth-generation Texan and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Keith Self served our nation for 25 years as an Army officer, first retiring from active duty in 1999, then recalled to active duty in 2002 – 2003 for service in Afghanistan and Qatar, serving on General Tommy Franks’ staff. Keith served for 12 years in Joint assignments (integrating Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines). First taking office as Collin County Judge in 2007, Keith and his colleagues on the Commissioners Court reduced the county tax rate six times in ten years, and instituted a homestead exemption. The court also reformed the county pension fund to better protect the taxpayer against automatic contribution increases. The phenomenal growth of Collin County continues and major corporate headquarters continue to find a home in the county. Keith has been married to his wife Tracy for 41 years. They currently reside in McKinney TX.