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FEBRUARY 2019

Feb 1 (Friday) –Post 655 SAL Fish Fry starts at 6:00 pm

Karaoke by Crash; Post516 starting at 9:00 pm Karaoke

Feb 2 (Saturday) – Fish Fry at Post 838; 1 to 5 pm

Feb 3-USO Birthday

Feb 3 (Sunday) – Four Chaplains Sunday (first Sunday in February)

Super Bowl; Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT.

Feb 4 (Monday) – Fort Worth Stock Show  Military Day

Feb 6 (Wednesday) – $5.00 Burgers at Post 655 starts at 6:00 pm (every Wed. at 6:00 pm)

Deadline to register for the Domino Tournament at Post 838

Feb 8 (Friday) – Live Wrestling at Post 655 starting at 7:00 pm

Feb 8 and 9 (Sat & Sun) – DOMINO TOURNAMENT at Post 838

Feb 9 (Saturday) - 1st Division Oratorical Contest at 1100 hrs on the campus of Midwestern State University. in the Dillard College of Business, 3410 Taft Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX.

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

Feb 10 (Sunday) – Scout Sunday

Feb 12 (Tuesday) – Lincoln’s Birthday

Benbrook Post 297 ”Soup and Sandwich Tuesday” from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Feb 14 – Valentines Day

Veterans Job Fair, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Feb 15 (Friday) – Post 655 Auxiliary Dinner (Jambalaya this month) starts at 6:00 pm

Feb 16 (Saturday) – Valentine Celebration at Benbrook Post 297 starting at 6:30 pm

Feb 18 (Monday) – Presidents Day

Feb. 19 - Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Feb 22 (Friday) – Live Wrestling at Post 655 starting at 7:00 pm

 

MARCH 2019 Community Service Month | Month of the Military Caregiver

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

Mar 2– Texas Independence Day

Mar 3 Navy Reserves Birthday

Mar 4 (Monday) – District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 516

Mar 8 (Friday) – International Women's Day

Live Wrestling at Post 655 starting at 7:00 pm

Mar 9 (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Mar 10 - Daylight Savings time begins

Mar 10 to 16 - American Legion “Buddy Check National Week of Calling.”

Mar 13 - K-9 Veterans Day

Mar 15 to 17 – American Legion Birthday

Mar 16 - Coffee Tour / Membership Drive starting from Post 379

            Haltom City Post 655 American Legion Centennial Celebration starting at noon

Mar 17 (Sat) – St Patrick’s Day

Mar 22 (Friday) – Live Wrestling at Post 655 starting at 7:00 pm

Mar 25 - Medal of Honor Day

Mar 29 – Vietnam Veterans Day

Mar 30 – District 12 Spring Convention at Mansfield Post 624 (registration) (conv. Call)

 

APRIL 2019 Children & Youth Month - Month of the Military Child

Up to your elbows in alligators?  Texas Alligator Season begins Apr. 1.

Apr 1 (Monday) – April Fools Day

Apr 5 – Gold Star Spouses Day

Apr 10 (Wednesday) – Medal of Honor Recipient Motorcade

Apr 13 (Saturday) – Medal of Honor Parade in Gainesville starts at 10:00 am

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

VETERANS BENEFIT FAIR, 10:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.; Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas TX 75216; 800-252-8387\800-849-3597

Apr 14 (Sunday) – Air Force Reserve Birthday

Apr 18 (Thursday) – National Lineman Appreciation Day

Apr 21 (Sunday) - Easter

Apr 22 (Monday) - Earth Day

Apr 23 - Army Reserves Birthday

Apr 26 – Arbor Day

Apr 27 (Saturday) – First Division Convention in Dallas (details) (registration)

5th annual Hops and Props Veterans Recognition and Craft Beer Festival  

SEIKH Ride for Veteran and Police benefit

 

MAY 2019 National Military Appreciation Month (Month to showcase ALA poppies)

May 1, 2019 – Silver Star Banner Day – Loyalty Day

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo & National Day of Prayer

May 8 - VE Day (Victory in Europe)

May 5 to 11 - Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)

May 10 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother’s Day)

May 11 (Saturday) – 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.

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

May 12 (Sunday) – Mothers Day

May 14 – Boys State Orientation; 7:00 pm at Post 569

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 18 (Saturday) – Armed Forces Day Observed on the third Saturday every May

May 24 (Friday)- American Legion Family National Poppy Day  [In 2017 Congress to designated May 26 (a Friday) as National Poppy Day]

May 27 (Monday) – Memorial Day Learn more about Memorial Day here.

 

2019 Planning dates:

 

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

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

 

Jun - 9 – Boys State send off from Post 569 (event is from Jun 9 to 14, 2019)

Jun 14 – Flag Day

Jul 9 to 14 - 101st DEPARTMENT CONVENTION – IRVING, TEXAS

[July 13 (Saturday) – Help us get a Tarrant County presence in the convention]

Aug 23 - 29, 2019- The American Legion National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 100th birthday of The American Legion
Sep 26 – 29, 2019 - Department DEC in Austin

Nov 11, 2019 (Monday) – Veterans Day Parade; theme is American Legion and Auxiliary, MOWW and Fort Worth Parade Centennials

 

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 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

 

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 2/22/2019