National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days are printed in red.

Hungry?  Want to play J have a “beverage of your choice” with friends?

Be sure to check our BULLETIN BOARD for when and where to get the good stuff

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TBD Live Wrestling at Post 655 The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs


Toys for Tots official collection site: American Legion Post 516 (print)


Dec 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

Dec 5 (Saturday) – On line DEC (details to follow)

Dec 7 - Pearl Harbor Day

Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

Dec 19 - National Wreaths Across America

Dec 22-30; 2020:   Happy Chanukah

Dec 25 (Friday) – Christmas

2020 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to Be Played on New Year’s Eve!


2021 Planning dates:


National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship

Jan 9 - Twelfth District High School Oratorical Contest competition; 1300 at Azel Chamber of Commerce

Feb 6 – First Division High School Oratorical Contest competition starting at 0900

Denton County Courthouse-on-the Square Museum (110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201)

Judges Ushers and Escorts report NLT 0700

Feb 10-14 Dept DEC in Austin

Feb 15 (Presidents Day) – Department Oratorical Contest - TBD

RSVP for Coffee Tour

Mar 1 - DEC @ Saginaw Post 467 at 1900

Mar 13 Coffee/Membership Tour Starting @ HEB Post 379 at 0700 (breakfast), 0800 (depart), 1700 (return)

Apr 9-11 - National High School Oratorical Contest competition in Indianapolis at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel, 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46241

Apr 24 - District Convention at Greater Fort Worth Post 516 at 0700 (breakfast and registration), 0900 (training)

May 22 - Division Convention at Post 655 - We will also briefly caucus sometime during the day for our quarterly DEC  

Jue – Boys and Girls State programs (details when determined)

Jul 7 – 11, 2021 - Department Convention in Austin at Renaissance Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX. 78759


Significant Military Months

March – Month of the Military Caregiver

April – Month of the Military Child

May – National Military Appreciation Month

November – Military Family Month, Warrior Care Month


Future DEC Dates:

Feb 10-14 Dept DEC in Austin


National Conventions Future Dates and Locations

August 28 - September 3, 2020 - The American Legion National Convention

August 27 - September 2, 2021 - Phoenix, Arizona

August 26 - September 1, 2022 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Future ALR Rally Dates:

August 2021 at MIA Post 231
August 2022 at Mansfield Post 624.


Feb. 19 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

March 3 – Navy Reserve Birthday

March 13 - K-9 Veterans Day – The date is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps and a day to honor their service.

March 25 - Medal of Honor Day – A holiday to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States.

March 29 - Vietnam Veterans Day – A national holiday to recognize and honor Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War. Learn more about Vietnam Veterans Day here.


Need to update for 2020

April 5, 2019 – Gold Star Spouses Day – A day dedicated to those whose spouses gave their lives while serving in the U.S. military or as a result of service-connected injuries or illness.

April 14, 2019 – Air Force Reserve Birthday

April 23, 2019 – Army Reserve Birthday

May 1, 2019 – Silver Star Banner Day – Per Congressional resolution, it is an “Official Day to honor wounded, ill, and injured Veterans”.

May 10, 2019 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day – This date recognizes the service and sacrifices of military spouses.

May 13, 2019 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day – A day to honor the children left behind by the brave men and women who gave their lives while defending our freedom.

May 18, 2019 – Armed Forces Day Observed on the third Saturday every May, this is a day dedicated to paying tribute to men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day A solemn occasion to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military. Learn more about Memorial Day here.

June 6, 2019 – Anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France, now known as D-Day.

June 14, 2019 – Flag Day – A day to celebrate the adoption of the U.S. flag.

June 14, 2019 – Army Birthday

June 23, 2019 – Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

June 27, 2019 – National PTSD Awareness Day – A day to bring awareness about issues related to PTSD. Find resources for PTSD here.

July 4, 2019 – Independence Day

July 27, 2019 – Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Aug. 4, 2019 – Coast Guard Birthday

Aug. 7, 2019 – Purple Heart Day – A time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice. Learn more about the Purple Heart. 

Aug. 29, 2019 – Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

Sept. 11, 2019 – Patriot Day – An annual observance to remember and honor those who were injured or killed during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Sept. 18, 2018 – Air Force Birthday

Sept. 29, 2019 – Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day – A day to honor the families of fallen Servicemembers.

Oct. 13, 2019 – Navy Birthday

Oct. 26, 2019 – National Day of the Deployed

Nov. 10, 2019 – Marine Corps Birthday

Nov. 11, 2019 – Veterans Day – This is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice treaty, which ended World War I and is also a day to thank military Veterans for their service.

Dec. 7, 2019 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – The anniversary of the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, signaling the United States’ entrance into World War II. Learn more about Pearl Harbor Day.

Dec. 13, 2019 – National Guard Birthday

Dec. 21, 2019 – National Wreaths Across America Day




Last update 11/28/2020