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February 2024 - Americanism Month

Feb 2 (Fri) – Groundhog Day

Feb 3 (Sat) - Four Chaplains Day

Feb. 4 (Sun) - USO Birthday

Feb 4 (Sun) – Scout Sunday

Feb 10 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at VFW Post 8235

Feb 11 (Sun) – Super Bowl

Feb 12 (Mon) – Lincolns Birthday

Feb 13 (Tues) - Mardi Gras

Feb 14 (Wed) - Valentine's Day

Feb 17 (Sat) - ALA President Holly's Homecoming (details)

Feb 19 (Mon) – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Feb 19 (Mon) – Presidents day

Feb 19 (Mon) – Dept Oratorical contest, 8:00 AM - 2:00PM, Irving, TX, USA

Feb 22 (Thurs) – Washington’s Birthday

Feb 24 (Sat) – 1st Division zoom meeting (details TBA)

 

March 2024 - Month of the Military Caregiver - Community Service Month – Women’s History Month

Eagle Scout Nomination Packets Due to Department 

Mar 1, 2 & 3 (Fri-Sun) DLC Phase I, II & III from 7 AM to 5PM at Post 655

Mar 2 (Sat) – Texas Independence Day – If needed you can be baptized a Texan in Huntsville today

Mar 3 (Sun) - Navy Reserve Birthday

Mar 5 (Tues) - Seabee Birthday

Mar 9, 2024 (Sat)District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

Craft Fair at Benbrook Post 297 from 8 am to 4 pm

Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at VFW Post 8235

Mar 10 – Daylight saving time begins

Mar 13 – K-9 Veterans Day

Mar 11-18 – National Creative Arts Therapy Week

Mar 16 – American Legion Birthday

Mar 15-16 (Fri to Sat) – Mansfield; The World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade & Palooza

Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day

Mar 20 – International Day of Happiness

Mar 21 – Rosie the Riveter Day

Mar 25 - National Medal of Honor Day

Mar 29 - Vietnam Veterans Day

Quilts of Valor award ceremony at Post 516 at 3:30 pm

Mar 29, 2024 (2 days before Easter) - Good Friday

Mar 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

 

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EVENTS

Anticipated Vietnam Veterans Memorial fundraiser

Post 297 and 626 participates in many activities at the NAS Fort Worth JRB

Tarrant County Veterans Council meets the second Sat except Dec. and Jan.

 

FLY YOUR FLAG

Any day you wish, but especially

George Washington’s Birthday

Patriots’ Day (Battle of Lexington & Concord, MA) (Third Monday in April)

Armed Forces Day (3rd Saturday in May)

Memorial Day (last Monday in May and half staff until noon)

Flag Day, 6/14

Independence Day, 7/4

Labor Day

Patriot Day (Terrorists’ Attack 2001), 9/11

Constitution Day, 9/17

Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October)

Veterans Day, 11/11

and such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States

 

Significant Months

March – Month of the Military Caregiver

April – Month of the Military Child

May – National Military Appreciation Month

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

November – Military Family Month, Warrior Care Month

 

2024 advance planning:

 

DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS CONVENTION Future Dates 

2024 – July 10 – 14 - Austin, Texas

2025 – July 9 – 13 - Austin, Texas

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Future Texas Fall DEC Dates:

September 18 – 22, 2024 - Austin, Texas

September 17 – 21, 2025 - Austin, Texas

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American Legion National Convention Future Dates and Locations

New Orleans, LA – August 23 – 29, 2024

Tampa Bay, FL – August 22 – 28, 2025

Louisville, KY – August 28 – September 3, 2026

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2024 Planning dates:

 

January 2024

Coats for Vets drive?

Jan 1 (Mon) – New Years Day

Jan 6, 2024 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Jan 12 – Feb 3, 2024 – Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo 

Jan 13, 2024 (Sat) - Fort Worth Stock Show’s All Western Parade is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Jan 15, 2024 (3rd Monday) – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 16 – 21, 2024 - Mid Winter Conference- Austin, Texas

Jan 20, 2024 (Sat) - Wreath Retirement Day 8:00 AM at Dallas–Fort Worth National Cemetery

Jan 25, 2024 (Wed) - International Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

February 2024 - Americanism Month

1st Division Oratorical Competition

Feb 2 (Fri) – Groundhog Day

Feb 3 (Sat) - Four Chaplains Day

Feb. 4 (Sun) - USO Birthday

Feb 4 (Sun) – Scout Sunday

Feb 10 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at VFW Post 8235

Feb 11 (Sun) – Super Bowl

Feb 12 (Mon) – Lincolns Birthday

Feb 13 (Tues) - Mardi Gras

Feb 14 (Wed) - Valentine's Day

Feb 19 (Mon) – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Feb 19 (Mon) – Presidents day

Feb 22 (Thurs) – Washington’s Birthday

 

March 2024 - Month of the Military Caregiver - Community Service Month – Women’s History Month

Eagle Scout Nomination Packets Due to Department 

Mar 1, 2 & 3 (Fri-Sun) DLC Phase I, II & III, 7 AM - 5PM at Post 655

Mar 2 (Sat) – Texas Independence Day – If needed you can be baptized a Texan in Huntsville today

Mar 3 (Sun) - Navy Reserve Birthday

Mar 5 (Tues) - Seabee Birthday

Mar 9, 2024 (Sat)District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

Craft Fair at Benbrook Post 297 from 8 am to 4 pm

Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at VFW Post 8235

Mar 10 – Daylight saving time begins

Mar 13 – K-9 Veterans Day

Mar 11-18 – National Creative Arts Therapy Week

Mar 16 – American Legion Birthday

Mar 15-16 (Fri to Sat) – Mansfield; The World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade & Palooza

Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day

Mar 20 – International Day of Happiness

Mar 21 – Rosie the Riveter Day

Mar 25 - National Medal of Honor Day

Mar 29 - Vietnam Veterans Day

Quilts of Valor award ceremony at Post  516 at 3:30 pm

Mar 29, 2024 (2 days before Easter) - Good Friday

Mar 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

 

April 2024 - Month of the Military Child - Children & Youth Month

Apr 1 - April Fools Day

Apr 2, 2023 – Palm Sunday

Apr 5 - Gold Star Wives Day

Apr 5+6 – KIOWA tribe Veterans Council POW WOE in Carnegie, OK

Apr 22. 2024 - Passover Eve

Apr 22 to 30, 2024 – Passover

Apr 14 - Air Force Reserve Birthday

Apr 15 – Purple UP! Day for military children

Apr 25, 2024 (Thurs) - Medal of Honor motorcade from DFW Airport to Gainesville

Apr 25 to 27, 2024 - Gainesville Medal of Honor Host City Program Events

Apr 23 - Army Reserve Birthday

Apr 24, 2024 (Sat) – District 12 Convention

Apr 27, 2024 (Sat) – American Legion Family Day

Hops and Props 9 am to 5 pm, beer tasting from 12 to 5

Apr 30 - National Military Brats Day

 

May 2024 - National Military Appreciation Month

Dates to be determined:

Memorial Day Picnic for Veterans Shelters; 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Carry The Load DALLAS MEMORIAL MARCH

May (Sat) –Audie Murphy Day in Greenville

May - CA to DC RFTW XXXIII RUN FOR THE WALL Southern Route

 

May (1st week in May) – Public Service Recognition Week

May 1 - Law Day & Loyalty Day & Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 2 (First Thurs) – National Day of Prayer

May 2-5, 2024: Mayfest in Fort Worth, TX (began in 1973)

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

May 7, 2024 (Tue) - Boys State Orientation 7pm at P569

May 8 - VE (Victory in Europe) Day

May 10 - (Friday in May before Mothers Day)- Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 12 (2nd Sun in May) - Mother's Day

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 17-19, 2024 - Main Street Fest in Grapevine, TX (began in 1985)

May 18, 2023 (3rd Saturday in May) - Armed Forces Day

May 24 (Friday before Memorial Day) - National Poppy Day

May 27 (last Monday in May) - Memorial Day (flag half staff until noon)

 

(All to be confirmed)

8:30 am - Forrest Hill Memorial Day Ceremony

10 am - New Trinity Cemetery in Haltom City (located at 28th & Beach St)

10 am Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville

10 am Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth

10 am Veterans Park, 8901 Clifford St, White Settlement, TX 76108

10 am Lake Worth Multi-Purpose Facility, 7005 Charbonneau Rd., Lake Worth
10:15 am Greenwood Cemetery Fort Worth, WW-1 Royal Flying Corps

11:00 am DFW National Cemetery Ceremony

Noon – Arlington Memorial Day ceremony; Elks Lodge 2114

3:00 pm – The National Moment of Remembrance moment of silence

6:30 pm - Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 

June 2024

June - Graduations

(Fri – Sun) - Annual Dept. of Texas ALR State Rally?

Girls State – have found no information on the state website

(Sat) – First Division Convention

 

Jun 6 - D-Day - World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France

Jun 9 (Sun) - Boys State Bus Send Off at 10:00 am – Legion Rider escort to Waco

Jun 9-14, 2024 - Texas Boys State Texas Boys State at the University of Texas at Austin

Jun 14 – Army Birthday – Flag Day

Flag Retirement Ceremony at Benbrook Post 297

Flag Retirement Ceremony 6:30 pm at Mansfield Post 624

Flag Retirement 7:00 pm at Arlington Elks Lodge (Post 60) Boy Scout Troop 396

Jun 16 (3rd Sunday in June) – Fathers Day

Jun 19 – Emancipation Day - Juneteenth

Jun 23 - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

Jun 27 - National PTSD Awareness Day

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July 2024

July 4 (Tues) - Independence Day

Arlington Texas Parade Starts at 9 am

Burleson parade  Starts at 9 am

Rocking Fort Worth 4th event

Not confirmed events:

Haltom City Post 655 Family Day ending with FIREWORKS starting at 3 pm

Waxahachie’s Parade starts at 10 am

Granbury’s Parade starts at 10 am

GRAND PRAIRIE Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration: July 4th @ 3:00pm

MANSFIELD Rockin' 4th of July 7:00pm to 10:00pm

White Lake Hills Forth of July Parade

 

Jul 9-14, 2024 (Mon-Sun) - Department Convention in Austin

Second Tuesday of July is Cow Appreciation Day.  Coined by Chick-fil-A

Jul 27 – National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (1953)

Jul 29 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

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August 2024

The American Legion Baseball World Series

 

Aug 2 (first Fri of every Aug) - International Beer Day

Aug 4 - Coast Guard Birthday

Aug 7 - Purple Heart Day

Aug 9-11, 2024 (Fri, Sat and Sun) - TAX FREE WEEKEND

Aug 14 – National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 18 (third Sun of Aug) - National Senior Citizens Day

Aug 23 – 29, 2024 – American Legion National Convention New Orleans, LA

Aug 29 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

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September 2024

 - National Disaster Preparedness & National Suicide Prevention Month

Sep 2 (1st Mon in Sep) - Labor Day

Sep 2 - VJ Day

Sep 8 (first Sun of Sep after Labor Day) - Grandparents Day

Sep 11 - Patriot Day (Terrorists’ Attack 2001)

Sep 20 - (third Fri of Sep) - POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 17 – Constitution Day (1787)

Sep 18 - Air Force Birthday (1957)

Sep 18 – 24, 2024 – DEC in Austin, Texas

Sep 29 (last Sunday of Sept) - Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

Sep 29 - American Indian Heritage Day In Texas

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October 2024

OCW Cruse

?Oct  (Sun) – Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Breakfast at Post 379

 

Oct 1 (first Tues in Oct) – Texas National Night Out

Oct 7 (2nd Mon in Oct) - Columbus Day (1492)

Oct 13 - Navy Birthday

Oct 26 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27 – Navy Day

Oct 31 - Halloween

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November 2024 Military Family Month, Warrior Care Month

Native American Heritage Month

November Audie Murphy Parade, Farmersville

(Monday) – Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night

Annual Mid-Cities Stamp Expo; Grapevine Convention Center

Toys for Tots kick off

Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Fort Worth Parade of Lights 6 pm

Annual Massing of the Colors, Birchman Baptist Church – 2:30 pm

 

Nov 3 (Sun) - Daylight Saving Time ends

Nov 5 – Election Day

? Nov 9 (Sat):

Mansfield Veterans Day Parade

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade

Nov 10  - Marine Corps Birthday

Nov 11 - Veterans Day

TARRANT COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program

Flag Retirement Ceremony; 5:15 pm at Post 516

Nov 19 - World Toilet Day

Nov 24 - Native American Heritage Day

Nov 28 (4th Thurs in Nov) - Thanksgiving Day

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off

 

December 2024

Holiday & Heroes for NAS holidaysandheroes.org

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

 

Dec 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Day

Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

Dec 14, 2024 - National Wreaths Across America Day

Dec 20 - US Space Force Birthday

Dec 24 - Christmas Eve

Dec 25 - Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2024 - Hanukkah (first day) to Jan 2, 2025

Dec 26 -  Kwanzaa (first day) to Jan 1, 2025

Dec 28 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant

Dec 31 - New Year's Eve

 

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Last update 2/10/2024