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

Please request access to the district Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2604388902985070/ for last minute district specific updates and information.

 

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August

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter August_TLTV.pdf

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment.

 

Aug 1 (Saturday) - Benefit Ride for Kaleb - In the evening hours on July 21st, 16 year old Kaleb and 2 friends were headed to the lake and in the blink of an eye a semi-rig hit Kaleb on the drivers side of his vehicle.  The other 2 passengers were checked out at the local hospital and were released later on.  Unfortunately the same can not be said for Kaleb.  Besides the massive internal injuries, the doctors said that 75% of his brain had suffered stroke damage, meaning he would only live on through machines.  His parents Bryan and Amanda had to make a choice no parent ever wants to make for their child... for him to live on in the bodies of other people.  His heart will love, his lungs will breathe fresh air, his eyes will see sunsets...

 

Your attendance will show we support the community during times of need & all monies collected this day will go toward Kaleb's burial. His parents will not be able to pay for this without everyone's help. Come & go as you please. Day will start with a ride & end up at The Shop for a great afternoon.  Bike Wash ** 50/50  ** Raffles ** Door Prizes - Have something you want to donate bring it!  This is time critical so friends of the family are doing what they can. We just met this family while riding on Sunday & they asked us to ride with them to honor Kaleb, let's show them how amazing the ALR is.

 

Meet:

9:00AM

Chisholm Trail High School - 3100 NW College Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76053

Ride:

9:30AM (KSU)

10:30AM Arrive at CNC Racing "The Shop" 3600 Bell Dr., Hurst, TX 76053

Donations, Food, Hotdogs, Chips, Drinks, and Cupcakes available for sale... 100% proceeds go to Kaleb's family.

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Sunday August 2nd

- Birthday Ride by for Vet Mr. Donald Grannan - CMSGT USAF Retired

Meet: 4:30PM 

YMCA 1899 Winscott Rd., Benbrook, TX 76126

Ride: 5:20PM (KSU)

1002 Darnell Ave., Benbrook, TX 76126

Park & Celebrate!

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Aug 8 (Saturday) - 'District Officer and Appointments Coordination Meeting

 and Video Shooting at Harold L. Gregory Post 626 at 0900

Update : Meeting will be on line via ZOOM at 0900

            Car show at Fort Worth Aviation Museum CNX due to public safety concerns

Aug 28 to 30 - American Legion Riders state rally in Texhoma, Mansfield in 2021

2020 ALR Rally at MIA Post 231 is cancelled.  The schedule of State Rallies is moved one year.

The American Legion’s 102nd National Convention, originally scheduled for Louisville, Ky., Aug. 28 – Sept. 3, 2020, is canceled due to public-health concerns, ongoing restrictions and uncertainties related to the global coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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

Sep 7 (Monday) – Labor Day

Sep 8 (Tuesday) - DEC @ Mansfield Post 624 at 1900

Sep 11 (Friday) – Patriots Day

Sep 13 (Sunday) – Grandparents Day

Sep 17 (Thursday) – Constitution Day

Sep 26 (Saturday) – Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride CNX for 2020 due to planning requirements and pandemic uncertainty

 

2020 Planning dates:

Oct 12 (Monday) – Columbus Day

Oct 13 (Tuesday) early voting by personal appearance will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and continue through Friday, October 30, 2020

Oct 17 – 18 - Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show   https://www.allianceairshow.com/

Oct 27 (Tuesday) – Navy Day

 

November

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 (Location to be Announced)

Nov 11 (Wednesday) – Veterans Day – Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade

Nov 14 (Saturday) - Grand Opening, National Viet Nam War Museum, Phase 1 – 11:00 am

12685 Mineral Wells Hwy (US 180), Weatherford, TX 76088

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 22 (Sunday) – Fort Worth Parade of Lights   https://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/

Nov 26 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

 

Dec 5 (Saturday)  - DEC at Fort Worth Post 838 at 1900 with the District Christmas Party immediately following 

Dec 22-30; 2020:   Happy Chanukah

Dec 25 (Friday) – Christmas

 

2021 Planning dates:

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 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  

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:

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.

 

2020
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 8/2/2020