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

 

November 2021 Military Family Month

Now till Nov 26Coats for Kids project at Post 379

Nov 2 (Tues) - Election day for 8 proposed Texas constitutional amendments & Fort Worth School District bonds

Details: https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/2021novballotlang.shtml

Nov 5 (Fri) – Last day to register for the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade

Nov 6 (Sat) – 10 AM -  Mansfield Veteran’s Day parade

 10 AM - Grapevine Veterans Parade

7:00 PM – Marine Corps Birthday Celebration at Post 379

Nov 7 (Sunday) - Massing of the Colors and Service of Remembrance

Flyer: MOTC 2021 Flyer-Rev 2.pdf – Invitation: MOTC General Invitation-2021-Corrected.pdf

Nov 11 (Thursday)Veterans Day Parade BATTLEFRONT AT HOME Saluting Our Veterans & First Responders

Flag Retirement 5:00 pm at Post 516

Nov 13 (Sat) – Annual Bike Rodeo at Mansfield Post 624

Nov 20 (Sat) – District Christmas Party Headcount Due

Nov. 21 (Sunday) - Parade of Lights downtown Fort Worth at 6 pm; Theme: Holiday Miracles.

Nov 25 (Thursday) - Thanksgiving

 

December 2021

Dec 4 (Sat) - Executive Committee Meeting at Paul Mansir Memorial Post 297 at 1800, Christmas Party Starts at 1900

District Revitalization at Post 297 from 0900 - 1600 with National VIce Commander Michael Mitrione and State Commander Bret Watson. Lunch is provided by the Department of Texas. 

Dec 4, 2021 – District 12 Christmas Party at Benbrook Post 297

Dec 5 (Sunday) - Johnson County Toy Run

Dec 7 (Tuesday) – VA Claims Insider Event at American Legion Texas Post 516 6 to 8 pm

Dec 10 (Friday) – Last collection date at Toys for Tots collection sites

Wrestling 7:30pm at Post 655 Fri - Bar Open 4-8

Dec 11 (Saturday) - Post 379 Toys for Tots "Drive Thru Drop Off" event from 10 am to 4 pm

Dec 11 (Saturday) - North Texas Toy Run

Dec 17 (Friday) - Wrestling 7:30pm at Post 655 Fri - Bar Open 4-8

Dec 18 (Saturday) - Wreaths Across America

Dec 18 (Saturday) - MHMR Toy Run

Dec 22 (Wednesday) – Armed Forces Bowl

Dec 25 (Saturday) - Christmas

Dec 31 (Friday) – New Year’s Eve

 

2022 Planning dates:

Jan 15 (Sat) - District Oratorical at Saginaw Post 467 (Saginaw Fire Station #1 - 400 S Saginaw Blvd, Saginaw, TX 76179) at 0900

Feb 15 - Coffee Tour Headcount Due 

Mar 1 (Tue) - Executive Committee Meeting at Harold L. Gregory Memorial Post 626 at 1900

Mar 12 (Sat) - Coffee Tour - Meet at Hurst Euless Bedford Post 379 at 0700 and ending @ Post 379 at 1700

Apr 16 (Sat) - District Convention at Mansfield Post 624 at 0700 (breakfast), 0900 (training)

May 10 (Sat) - Boys State Orientation at South Fort Worth Post 569 at 1900

May 14 (Sat) - Division Convention at Emanuel L. Young Post 838 at 0900 - We will also briefly caucus for the quarterly Executive Committee Meeting sometime during the day for our quarterly DEC

Jun 12-17 - Texas Boys State  

Jul 11-17 (Wed-Sun) - Department Convention in Austin at Renaissance Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

 

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

 

Future DEC Dates:

 

National Conventions Future Dates and Locations

August 26 - September 1, 2022 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Future ALR Rally Dates:

August 2022 at Mansfield Post 624.

 

Significant days and observances for the United States

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

 

Great websites:

Significant days and observances for the United States Armed Forces

https://www.operationwearehere.com/SignificantDaysObservances.html

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American Legion Auxiliary NHQ<alahq@alaforveterans.org>

 

 

 

January

 

January 1, 2021 - New Year's Day

 

January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A day set aside to celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. Learn more...

 

February

 

February 3, 2021 - Four Chaplains Day

A day set aside to honor the four U.S. Army chaplains who gave their lives to save others when the troop ship USAT Dorchester sank during World War II. Learn more...

 

February 14, 2021 - Valentine's Day

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel on Valentine's Day

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

February 15, 2021 - President's Day

A day originally set aside to honor George Washington. Now, other presidents are also

honored on this day. Learn more...

February 19, 2021 - Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

 

 

March

 

Month of the Military Caregiver

During the Month of the Military Caregiver, Americans recognize and honor military caregivers’ sacrifices and successes. Learn more...

LINK - Organizations that support military caregivers

 

March 3, 2021 - Navy Reserve Birthday

 

March 5, 2021 - Seabee Birthday

 

March 13, 2021 - K 9 Veterans Day

A national effort to make March 13 K9 Veterans Day. March 13, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps, and so it seems only right to annually honor their service on that date. They served to save, and they deserve to be remembered. Learn more...

 

March 14, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time begins

 

March 17, 2021 - St. Patrick's Day

 

March 29, 2021 - Vietnam Veterans Day

A day set aside to show honor and respect to our Vietnam Veterans. Learn more...

 

 

April

 

Month of the Military Child

An opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.

LINK - View a list of the many organizations that support military children

 

April 4, 2021 - Easter Sunday​

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel at Easter

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

April 5, 2021 - Gold Star Wives Day

A day set aside to recognize the sacrifices of Gold Star wives.

LINK - Organizations that support Gold Star Families

 

April 14, 2021 - Air Force Reserve Birthday

 

April 23, 2021 - Army Reserve Birthday

April 25, 2021 - ANZAC Day (Australia and New Zealand)

A day of remembrance to honor those who served and died in military service for

their countries. Learn more...

April 30, 2021 - National Military Brats Day

A day set aside to honor the children of military personnel. Learn more...

 

 

May

 

National Military Appreciation Month

A month to recognize and show appreciation to the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

 

May 1, 2021- Loyalty Day

A day set aside for American citizens to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States

and to recognize the heritage of American freedom.  Learn more...

 

May 1, 2021 - Silver Star Service Banner Day

A day set aside to honor our wounded, ill, and dying military personnel by

participating in flying a Silver Star Banner.  Learn more...

 

May 6, 2021 - National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of

May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. Learn more...

How can you pray for the military community? Learn more...

 

May 7, 2021 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day

A day set aside to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of the spouses of

the U.S. Armed Forces. Learn more...

​LINK - Practical insights in caring for a military home front family

 

May 8, 2021 - VE (Victory in Europe) Day

(Celebrated May 7 in commonwealth countries)

A day which marks the anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe during World War II

on May 8, 1945. Learn more...

 

May 9, 2021 - Mother's Day

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel on Mother's Day

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

May 13, 2021 - Children of Fallen Patriots Day

A day to honor the families our Fallen Heroes have left behind – especially their children. It’s a reminder to the community that we have an obligation to support the families of our Fallen Patriots. Learn more...

 

May 15, 2021 - Armed Forces Day

A day set aside to pay tribute to men and women who serve in the United States’

Armed Forces. Learn more...

 

May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day (Decoration Day)

A day set aside to commemorate all who have died in military service for the United

States. Typically recognized by parades, visiting memorials and cemeteries. Learn more...

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

 

June

 

June - Graduation

 

June 6, 2021 - Anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France, know as D-Day (1944)

Learn more...

 

June 12 – Women Veterans Day

June 14, 2021 - Flag Day

A day to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag. Learn more...

 

June 14, 2021 - Army Birthday

 

June 20, 2021 - Father's Day

LINK Organizations that support deployed military personnel on Father's Day

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

June 23, 2021 - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

 

June 25, 2021 - Anniversary of the start of the Korean War (1950)

 

June 27, 2021 - National PTSD Awareness Day

A day set aside to raise public awareness about issues related to PTSD.

LINK - PTSD resources

LINK - Insights in caring for families coping with PTSD

 

 

July

 

July 4, 2021 - Independence Day

LINK Organizations that support deployed military personnel on Independence Day

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

July 22-24 – The American Legion 3-Position Junior Rifle Championship

July 24-31 – ALA Girls Nation

July 25 – National Hire a Veteran Day

July 29 - ALA Academy Compliance Matters webinar

July 27, 2021 - Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (1953)

 

July 29, 2021 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

LINK Organizations that assist the military chaplain in their ministry

 

 

August

 

August 4, 2021 - Coast Guard Birthday

 

August 7, 2021 - Purple Heart Day

National Purple Heart Day honors the men and women who have been wounded or killed in military service.

 

August 8, 2021 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day (1945)

 

August 10 – U.S. Department of Defense Birthday

August 12-17 – The American Legion Baseball World Series

August 14 – Navajo Code Talkers Day

August 27-September 2 – ALA National Convention in Phoenix

August 29, 2021 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

 

 

September

September is National Preparedness Month

 

 

September - Back to School

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

September - National Service Dog Month

September is National Service Dog month. Learn more...

LINK - Organizations that provide service and therapy dogs to military veterans

September 6, 2021 - Labor Day

 

September 11, 2021 - Patriot Day

Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were

injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.

Learn more...

LINK - I will 9/11 Tribute Movement

 

September 17, 2021 - POW/MIA Recognition Day

A time set aside to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those

who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. Learn more...

 

September 18, 2021 - Air Force Birthday

 

September 26, 2021 - Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

A day set aside to honor the families of our nation's fallen service members. Learn more...

LINK - Organizations that support Gold Star Families

 

 

October

 

October 10, 2021 - Ms. Veteran America Pageant

Learn more...

 

October 11, 2021 - Columbus Day

A day set aside to commemorate Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Learn more...

 

October 13, 2021 - Navy Birthday

 

October 26, 2021 - National Day of the Deployed

A day set aside to honor all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed and are sacrificing, or have sacrificed, their lives to fight for our country and acknowledges their families that they are separated from. Learn more...

 

October 31, 2021 - Halloween

LINK Organizations that send Halloween candy to deployed military personnel

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

 

November

 

USPS deadlines for military Christmas holiday mail (awaiting 2021 info)

https://www.usps.com/holiday/holiday-shipping-dates.htm

Military Family Month

A month to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of the families of

the U.S. Armed Forces. Learn more...

 

November 7, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time ends

 

November 10, 2021 - Marine Corps Birthday

 

November 11, 2021 - Armistice Day (France)

A day set aside to remember those who died or were injured in World War I and other wars. Learn more...

 

November 11, 2021 - Remembrance Day (Britain)

A day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. Learn more...

 

November 11, 2021 - Remembrance Day (Canada)

A day set aside to commemorates the sacrifices of people in all armed conflicts.

Learn more...

 

November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day

The anniversary date of the signing of the armistice which ended the World War I.

Also a day set aside to thank military veterans for their service. Learn more...

LINK A listing of classroom resources, parade listings, and more.

LINK - Coloring page for military children

LINK - Veterans Day promotions, freebies and initiatives

November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving Day

LINK - Organizations that help deployed military personnel celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

 

December

 

December 1, 2021 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

 

December 7, 2021 - Pearl Harbor Day

Called "A day which will live in infamy" by Franklin D. Roosevelt - On December 7,

1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Learn more...

 

December 13, 2021 - National Guard Birthday

 

December 18, 2021 - National Wreaths Across America

An annual laying of wreaths at veterans cemeteries across the nation.

LINK - Wreaths Across America

 

December 24, 2021 - Christmas Eve

December 25, 2021 - Christmas Day

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel at Christmas

LINK Organizations that support military families at Christmas

LINK - Coloring page for military children

December 28, 2021 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant/Religious Affairs Specialist

December 31, 2021 - New Year's Eve

 

 

Other

 

Alive Day

Commemorates the day a veteran suffered near-fatal battlefield injuries yet managed to survive.

 

Birthday

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel on their birthday

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

Red Shirt Friday (RED - Remembering Everyone Deployed)

Wear a red shirt on Friday to show support of our service men and women.

 

Last update 11/27/2021