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Aug 3 (Saturday) American Legion Post 569 Mural Painting; 8:00 AM till 1:00PM or longer if need be.
BBQ Fundraiser at Post 838 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Aug 7 (Wednesday) Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm
Aug 8 (Thursday) - DAV and RecruitMilitary
Dallas Veterans Job Fair from 11am to 3pm at AT&T
Stadium. This free event for veterans, spouses, National Guard and Reservists
features 95+ employers ready to hire.
Aug 9 (Friday) Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!
Aug 10 (Saturday) American Legion Post 569 Mural Painting; 8:00 AM till 1:00PM or longer if need be.
District Staff Coordination Meeting, 9:00 am at Post 838
James Brothers playing at Post 624 from 8 pm to Midnight
Aug 14 (Wednesday) - Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:30 pm
Aug 18 (Sunday) Back 2 School Give Away at Post 838 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Aug 21 (Wednesday) Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm
Aug 23 (Friday) Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!
Aug 28 (Wednesday) Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm
Sep 4 (Wednesday) Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm
Sep 9 (Monday) District DEC, 7pm at Post 516 (all organizations)
Sep 11 (Wednesday) Membership 50% target date
Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm
Sep 13 (Friday) Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!
ALA Department President Homecoming, Granbury Post 491 at 1700
Fish Fry at Post 516 (more details to come)
Sep 15 (Sunday) - Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication, Keller TX
Sep 18 (Wednesday) Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm
Sep 19 - POW/MIA Ceremony at Post 297 at 1900
Sep 20 (Friday) - National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sep 25 (Wednesday) Sep 26 29, 2019 - Department DEC in Austin
Sep 27 (Friday) Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!
Oct 1, 2019 -National Night Out
The Fort Worth Police Department invites all residents to participate in the 36th annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Residents are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with their neighbors, police officers and other City personnel. Neighborhood Crime Watch groups, Citizens on Patrol groups, Neighborhood Associations and other neighborhood groups are encouraged to host events during this years National Night Out. Register Now!
Oct 4 to 6 - Cancer Research Benefit
Oct 9 - Membership 55% target date
Oct 11 - Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs!
Oct 12 (Saturday) - ALR Car Show, Post 60 at 0900
HandleyFest from 10am to 9pm unless something changes.
Oct 19 20 (Sat/Sun) Alliance Air Show
Oct 19 (Saturday) District ALA Fall Convention, Post 569 at 0900
Oct 25 - Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs!
Oct 26 - Dec 20 - Post Oratorical Competition Time Period*
Oct 26 - Blood Drive, Post 838 at 1000-1600
Oct 31 - NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) Scholarship cut off*
Nov 8 - Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs!
Nov 10 (Sunday) - Massing of the Colors 2:30 pm at Trimble Technical High School in Ft Worth
Nov 11, 2019 (Monday) Veterans Day Parade; theme is American Legion and Auxiliary, MOWW and Fort Worth Parade Centennials
Nov 13 - Membership 65% target date
Nov 20 (Wednesday) - Annual Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down, 8am to 1pm
Resource Connection Gym, 2300 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Nov 22 - Live Wrestling at Post 655 The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs!
Nov 29 RSVP for Dec 7 DEC and District Christmas Party at Post 297
Dec 7 - DEC and District Christmas Party, Post 297 at 7pm, RSVP by 29 Nov 20
Dec 11 - Membership 75% target date
Dec 13 - Live Wrestling at Post 655 The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs!
Dec 27 - Live Wrestling at Post 655 The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs!
Dec 31 - Membership 110% - Cut off for Department financial incentives
2020 Planning dates:
Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs!
January 4, 2020 (Saturday) - Bowl For The Brave
The 17th edition of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 with kickoff set for 10:30 a.m. CT at TCUs Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on ESPN.
The game is slated to feature schools from the Mountain West Conference and Big Ten Conference.
Mar 2 - DEC @ Post 467
Mar 14 - Coffee Tour starting at Post TBD, RSVP by 14 Feb 20
Apr 25 - District Convention Post 838
May 16 - Division Convention @ location TBD
Jun 1 - DEC @ Post TBD
3rd weekend in June - American Legion Riders state rally - Texhoma in 2020, Mansfield in 2021
Jul 8 to 12 - Department Convention in Austin at the Renaissance Hotel
Membership target dates
Jan 8 - 80%
Feb 12 - 85%
Mar 1 - Cut off for 345s to be added to the Green Bar
Mar 11 - 90%
Apr 8 - 95%
May 13 - 100%
Jan 1 - Registration Opens
May 15 - Insurance Registration Deadline
Jun 25 - Team Registration Deadline
Jul 15 - Scholarship Applications Due/District Champion (19U) Determined
Aug 1 - Department Tournament Deadline
Boy Scouts of America
Oct 31 - NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) Scholarship cut off
Feb 9 - Scout Sunday
Mar 20 - Eagle Scout Nomination Packets Due to Department
Jan 1 - Registration Opens
May 12 - Registration Ends and Wait List Begins
May 12 - Orientation at Post 569 at 7pm
Jun 07-12 - Program Dates
Feb 1 - First round postal targets and payment due date (Individual Precision, Individual Sporter and Team State Championship)
Mar 31 - Second round postal targets and payment due date (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter Qualification, and Team Nationals)
Jul 27 - Aug 1 - Nationals in Colorado Springs (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter)
Oct 26, 2019 to DEC 20, 2019 - Post Competition Time Period
Jan 11, 2020 - District Competition at Post 356 at 1300
Jan 18 - Feb 9 - Division Competition in Frisco ISD Administration Building at 0900
Feb 17 - Department Competition Frisco ISD Administration Building at 0900
National Conventions Future Dates and Locations
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
Important military holidays and observances for 2019 January 2, 2019 | By Teresa Verity
Feb. 19, 2019 Coast Guard Reserve Birthday
March 3, 2019 Navy Reserve Birthday
March 13, 2019 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, 2019 Medal of Honor Day A holiday to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States.
March 29, 2019 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.
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
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
Last update 8/19/2019