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September - National Service Dog Month
September 2020 Remote Clinic Free phone consultation with a lawyer
Sep 7 (Monday) Labor Day
Sep 8 (Tuesday) - 12th District Quarterly District Executive Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM
Sep 11 (Friday) Patriots Day
Sep 12 (Saturday) District 12 Legion Riders meeting; Post 516 at noon
Sep 13 (Sunday) Grandparents Day
Sep 17 (Thursday) Constitution Day
Sep 18 - Air Force Birthday + POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sep 26 (Saturday)
Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride CNX for 2020 due to planning requirements and pandemic
Sep 27 - Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
2020 Planning dates:
TBD Live Wrestling at Post 655 The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs
Oct 4, (Sunday) - American Legion Post 516 First Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Oct 12 (Monday) Columbus Day
Oct 13 (Tuesday) Navy Birthday
Early voting by personal appearance will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and continue through Friday, October 30, 2020
Oct 17 (Saturday) American Legion Auxiliary 12th District Fall Convention at Post 297
Oct 17 18 - Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show https://www.allianceairshow.com/
Oct 24 to Dec 11 - High School Oratorical Contest Post competition period
Resources to reach out and locate contestants for our Oratorical Scholarship Program:
Texas Forensic Association - North Texas (DFW) Rep - Rory McKenzie - firstname.lastname@example.org
University Interscholastic League (all public high schools) Speech and Debate Coordinator - Jana Riggins - email@example.com
National Speech and Debate Association North TX Longhorns - Dave Huston - Colleyville Heritage HS - firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 26 - National Day of the Deployed
Oct 27 (Tuesday) Navy Day
Oct 31 Halloween
November - Military Family Month
We are normally part of a really great Homeless Veterans Stand Down this month (cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation)
Nov 8 (Sunday) 40th Annual Local Massing of the Colors, 2:30 pm (virtual for 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation)
Nov 10 Marine Corps Birthday
Nov 11 (Wednesday) Veterans Day Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade
Post 516 public Flag retirement at Dusk
Nov 14 (Saturday) - Grand Opening, National Viet Nam War Museum, Phase 1 11:00 am
Public · Hosted by National Vietnam War Museum
Nov 18 to 21 - Congressional Medal of Honor (CMOH) Convention in Fort Worth
Nov 18 (Thursday) - Tarrant County Vietnam-era Memorial Groundbreaking - Time To Be Announced
Nov 20 Department Legion College (details when confirmed)
Nov 22 (Sunday) Fort Worth Parade of Lights https://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/
Nov 26 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day
Dec 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday
Dec 5 (Saturday) - DEC at Fort Worth Post 838 at 1900 with the District Christmas Party immediately following
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
2021 Planning dates:
National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship
09 Jan 2021 - High School Oratorical Contest District competition at Azel Post 356 at 1300
Feb 6 - High School Oratorical Contest Division competition
Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls at 0900; 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
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.
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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 Mothers and Familys 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 9/10/2020