Hungry, want to play J have a “beverage of your choice” with friends? Check the “FOOD AND FUN” schedule.

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.

You can sign up for the Oct. 8 OCW FUNDRAISER AT SEA and the Nov. 11 VETERANS DAY PARADE at any time before the deadline, sooner the better.


JULY 2017

July 4th (Tuesday) – Independence Day

Arlington Forth of July Parade

White Lake Hills Forth of July Parade

Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion family activities and fireworks at sundown

Fort Worth Stockyards Face Painting, music and more

Post 838 will celebrate Independence Day with live music from the Force of Nature Band. This event will start at 5:00 PM -7:00 PM. This is a free event.

July 8th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

July 9th (Sunday) - Jazz Monsters Big Band Concert & Dance; Post 655 at 6:00 pm; everyone’s invited, free admission!

July 12th – 16th 2017 Department Convention at Killeen, Texas

(Need to be on the floor at the convention Sunday to vote your delegates)

July 22nd (Saturday) – Wild Wheels for Warriors Bike and Car Show at Post 655 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. (map)

Car Show at Post 516 (5 to 9 pm)

RIO GRANDE playing at Post 379 (8 to 12 midnight)

July 23rd (Sunday) - Jazz Monsters Big Band Concert & Dance; Post 655 at 6:00 pm; everyone’s invited, free admission!

July 28th (Friday) - SAL Dinner at Haltom City Post 655; 6:30 pm

July 29th (Saturday) – Bike and Car Show at Post 516 (with bike games) Noon till tired.

          ALL-PRO Wrestling at Haltom City Post 655 5:00 pm

Clothesline Blues’ theatrical production at Post 838; 7:00 pm



Aug 4, 2016 - Coast Guard Birthday

Aug 7, 2016 - Purple Heart Day

Aug 8, 2016 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day

Aug 12th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am)

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

Aug 16 to 24 - The American Legion National Convention in Reno NV

Aug 19th (Saturday) – Casino Night at Post 516, starts at 6:00 pm, professional tables

Aug 26th (Saturday) - Car Show at Post 516 (5 to 9 pm)

Aug 29, 2016 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday


SEPTEMBER 2017 National Disaster Preparedness Month

Sep 4th (Monday) – Labor Day / V-J Day

Sep 9th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am)

Sep 10th – (Sunday) Grandparents Day

Sep 11thPatriot Day - National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 15thNational POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 17thConstitution Day

Sep 18 - Air Force Birthday

Sep 21 – 24, 2017 - Fall DEC in Austin

Sep 24 (Sunday) - Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day



Oct 1st (Sunday) – Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Breakfast at Post 379

Oct 7th (Saturday) - ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624 starting at noon

American Legion Military Appreciation celebration

Oct. 7 and 8

Scarecrow Festival every October in Chappell Hill Texas (Chappell Hill, Texas is located on Hwy. 290 between Houston and Austin)

Crazy Water Festival in Mineral Wells every year on the second Saturday in October

Oct 8 to 15 - 2nd Annual OCW Fundraiser at Sea

Oct 9th (Monday) – Columbus Day

Oct 13, 2016 - Navy Birthday

Oct 14th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am)

          Annual Post 60 Riders Car and Bike Show; 9am to 3pm Entry fee is $20.00.  Elks Lodge 2114, 601 W Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76010.

Oct 26, 2016 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27thNavy Day

Oct 28th (Saturday) – District 12 Fall Convention, 7:00 am at Arlington Post 60

Oct 31st – Halloween


NOVEMBER 2017 - Military Family Month

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Nov 4th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) (Last chance to register your entry)

November 10, 2016 - Marine Corps Birthday

Nov 11th (Saturday) – Veterans Day


National Cemetery Veterans Day Program, 3 pm

November 11 - Armistice Day (France), Remembrance Day (Britain), Remembrance Day (Canada)

Nov 12th (Sunday) – Massing of the Colors (?)

Nov 13th (Monday) – Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night; 5 to 9 pm

Nov 15th (Wednesday) - 9th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down; 9am to 1pm

Nov 18th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade debriefing

Nov 23rd (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off



Dec ? - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

Dec?  – Toys for Tots kick off

Dec 7thPearl Harbor Remembrance Day


Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

Dec ? - National Wreaths Across America

Dec 25thChristmas Day


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2018 Planning dates:


April 28, 2018 – Hops and Props at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum




Future DEC Dates:

January 25 – 28, 2018

September 20 – 23, 2018

January 24 – 27, 2019

September 26 – 29, 2019


National Conventions Future Dates and Locations

The 100th Anniversary celebration will begin with the 100th National Convention being held in Minneapolis, MN in 2018 and will end with the 101th National Convention in Indianapolis, IN in 2019.

August 24 - 30, 2018 - The American Legion 100th National Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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


Four Chaplains Day (first Sunday in February)

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



Last update 7/19/2017