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

Be sure to check our BULLETIN BOARD for schedules and more good stuff.

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.

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FEBRUARY 2018

01 Feb 18 - Junior Shooting Sports first round (Individual Precision, Individual Sporter and Team State Championship) target and payment due date 

Feb 4 (Sunday) – Scout Sunday

USO Birthday & Four Chaplains Day (first Sunday in February)

Superbowl 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Feb 5 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at HEB Post 379

Feb 9 (Friday) – Wrestling 7:30 pm at Post 655

Feb 10 (Saturday)

Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

The Tarrant County Parade is produced by the Tarrant County Veterans Council, organized by the American Legion and VFW Posts in Tarrant County.

Initial 2018 planning please join us and secure your spot – no formalities, everyone welcome.

 (Come early, freshly prepared to order breakfast available for purchase)

Valentines Day Dance at Post 655 – 8:00 pm

Feb 11 (Sunday) – Jazz Monsters 6:00 pm at Post 655

Feb 14 – Valentines Day

Feb 16 (Friday) – Dinner by Unit 655 at 6:30 pm

Feb 17 (Saturday) – MARDI GRAS TIME and MASK CONTEST at HEB Post 379

            Valentines Day Dance; Mansfield Post 624 at 8 pm

Feb 19 (Monday) – Presidents Day

Feb 20 - Early Voting starts

Feb 23 (Friday) – Dinner by Squadron 655 at 6:30 pm

Feb 24 (Saturday) – Post 60 Legion recruiting table at Elks 150 Anniversary Event 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Black History Celebration with Guest Speaker, Dr. Frank Jackson; 7:00 PM at Post 838

            Vinny and the Jets playing at Post 516 starting at 7:30 pm

 

MARCH 2018 Community Service Month | Month of the Military Caregiver

Mar 1 – Eagle Scout of the Year Nominations are due to Department

Veterans Job Fair in Arlington

Mar 2– Texas Independence Day

Mar 3 Navy Reserves Birthday

            American Legion Leadership Course at Post 655

Mar 5 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at Post 655

Mar 6 – Local Primary Elections

Mar 8 – International Women's Day

Mar 15 – American Legion Birthday

Mar 17 (Sat) – St Patrick’s Day

Coffee Tour / Membership Drive starting from Post 655

Saint Patrick's Day Dance and Karaoke; Mansfield Post 624 at 8pm

Worlds only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Palooza in Downtown Mansfield, Texas

Mar 21 (Wednesday) – Arlington Aging Well Expo

Mar 23 - Mar 24 · Panther Island Pavilion · Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Cops4Kids BBQ Cook Off

Mar 24 (Saturday) – District membership revitalization phone room event at HEB Post 379

Mar 31 (Saturday) – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and Hot Dog Eating Contest; Mansfield Post 624 starting at 2:00 pm

31 Mar 2018 - Junior Shooting Sports second round (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter Qualification, and Team Nationals) target and payment due date 

 

APRIL 2018 Children & Youth Month | Month of the Military Child

April 1 (Sunday) – Easter (skip April Fools Day this year)

April 4 (Wednesday) – Gold Star Wives Day & MoH escort from DFW Airport

April 7 (Saturday) – Medal of Honor Parade in Gainesville starts at 10:00 am

April 14 - Air Force Reserve Birthday

April 18 – National Lineman Appreciation Day

April 19-22 – Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

April 21 – District 12 Spring Convention at Post 838

April 23 - Army Reserves Birthday

April 28 (Arbor Day)

Hops and Props at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Sikh Ride benefitting Children in special needs, veterans and law enforcement

Bike and Car Show at Post 516 (with bike games) 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

April 29 (Sunday) – Cinco de Mayo event at Post 569

 

MAY 2018 National Military Appreciation Month (Month to showcase ALA poppies)

May 1 - Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day 

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo & National Day of Prayer

            First Division Convention at Post 379

May 6 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 7 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at Post 516

May 8 - VE Day (Victory in Europe)

May 11 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother’s Day)

May 13 (Sunday) – Mothers Day

May 14 - Boys State Registration Ends and Wait List Begins

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 – Boys State Orientation, 7:00 pm at Post 569

May 16-25 - RUN FOR THE WALL Southern Route leaves from California

May 19 (Saturday) – Armed Forces Day

[May (date TBD) – Pre Memorial Day Cookout for Fort Worth Veteran Homes]

[May 26 - Congress to designated May 26, 2017, as National Poppy Day]

May 27 (Sunday) – Carry The Load DALLAS MEMORIAL MARCH

May 28 (Monday) – Memorial Day

8:30 am in Forrest Hill to 6:30 pm at Mount Olivet Cemetery

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

6:00 pm - HALTOM CITY MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION at Post 655

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 

JUNE 2018

Month of June 2018 – American Legion Baseball Period

June 6 – D-Day

Sunday, 10 June 2018 – Friday, 15 June 2018 Texas Boys State

June 10 (Sunday) Boys State Bus Send Off at 10:00 am – leaving from Post 569, Girls State Bus Send Off in Irving, Texas

Jun 14 – U.S. Army birthday – Flag Day

Flag Retirement Ceremonies at Benbrook Post 297 & Mansfield Post 624

Jun 16 (Saturday) – Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride – Benbrook to Terrell

Jun 17 (Sunday) – Fathers Day

June 19 – Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day

June 23 (Friday) - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

 

JULY 2018

July 4 (Wednesday) – Independence Day

July 9 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at South Fort Worth Post 569

July 11-15 2018 Department Convention at San Antonio, Texas

17-22 Jul 18 - Nationals (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter) in Colorado Springs

July 29 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

 

AUGUST 2018

August 4 - Coast Guard Birthday

August 7 - Purple Heart Day

Aug 14 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day

Aug 24 – 30: The American Legion 100th National Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aug 29 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 National Disaster Preparedness Month

Sept 3 (Monday) – Labor Day

Sep 9 – Grandparents Day

Sep 11 – Patriot Day National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 17 – Constitution Day

Sep 20 – 23, DEC

 

OCTOBER 2018

[Oct 2? (Tuesday) – Texas National Night Out (let me know what folks are doing)]

Oct 6 (Saturday) - ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624 starting at noon

Oct 7 (Sunday) – Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Breakfast at Post 379

Oct 10 – Columbus Day

Oct 13 - Navy Birthday

Oct 21 to 28 – OCW Cruse

Oct 26 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27 – Navy Day

Oct 31 – Halloween

 

NOVEMBER 2018 - Military Family Month

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Nov 6 - General Election

Nov 10 (Saturday) – Marine Corps Birthday

TARRANT COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade

Mansfield Veterans Day Parade

Nov 11 (Sunday) – Veterans Day

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program, 3 pm

Massing of the Colors First Presbyterian Church, Ft Worth, 2:30 pm

[Nov ? - 10th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down 9am to 2pm]

Nov 22 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off

District 12 events plan – current as of July 21, 2017)

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.

 

DECEMBER 2018

Dec 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

[Dec ? – Toys for Tots kick off]

Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

[Dec ? - National Wreaths Across America]

[Dec ? – Armed Forces Bowl]

Dec 25 – Christmas Day

Dec 31 – New Years Eve

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2019 Planning dates:

Future DEC Dates:

January 24 – 27, 2019

September 26 – 29, 2019

 

National Conventions Future Dates and Locations

August 23 - 29, 2019- The American Legion National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 100th birthday of The American Legion
August 28 - September 3, 2020 - The American Legion National Convention, Louisville, Kentucky

August 27 - September 2, 2021 - Phoenix, Arizona

August 26 - September 1, 2022 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Last update 2/14/2018