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
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J SPREAD THE WORD in 2021 J
TBD Live Wrestling at Post 655 The 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1900 hrs
Jan 9 (Saturday) - Twelfth District High School Oratorical Contest competition; 1300 at Azel Chamber of Commerce
Jan 23 (Saturday) - American Legion Riders District 12 meeting at 12 noon
LOCATION: Benbrook American Legion Post 297
8201 Old Benbrook Rd., Benbrook, TX 76126 Phone (817) 249-2791
National High School Oratorical Contest
Feb 6 – First Division High School Oratorical Contest competition starting at 0900
Denton County Courthouse-on-the Square Museum (110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201)
Judges Ushers and Escorts report NLT 0700
Feb 7 – Four Chaplains Day
Feb 10-14 Dept DEC in Austin
Feb 12 (Friday) – “Me and Mines Valentines” 8PM at Post 516
Feb 14 (Sunday – Valentines Day
Feb 15 (Presidents Day) – Department Oratorical Contest - TBD
RSVP for Coffee Tour
Feb 19 - Coast Guard Reserve Birthday
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 9-11 - National High School Oratorical Contest competition in Indianapolis at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel, 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46241
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
Jue – Boys and Girls State programs (details when determined)
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:
Feb 10-14 Dept DEC in Austin
National Conventions Future Dates and Locations
August 28 - September 3, 2020 - The American Legion
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.
Great website (listing below from here)
Significant days and observances for the United States Armed Forces
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 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
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
Month of the Military Caregiver
During the Month of the Military Caregiver, Americans recognize and honor military caregivers’ sacrifices and successes. Learn more...
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...
Month of the Military Child
An opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.
April 4, 2021 - Easter Sunday
April 5, 2021 - Gold Star Wives Day
A day set aside to recognize the sacrifices of Gold Star wives.
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...
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...
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
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...
June - Graduation
June 6, 2021 - Anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France, know as D-Day (1944)
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
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
July 4, 2021 - Independence Day
July 27, 2021 - Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (1953)
July 29, 2021 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps
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 29, 2021 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
September - Back to School
September - National Service Dog Month
September is National Service Dog month. Learn more...
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.
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...
October 10, 2021 - Ms. Veteran America Pageant
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
USPS deadlines for military Christmas holiday mail (awaiting 2021 info)
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.
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...
November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving Day
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
December 28, 2021 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant/Religious Affairs Specialist
December 31, 2021 - New Year's Eve
Commemorates the day a veteran suffered near-fatal battlefield injuries yet managed to survive.
Red Shirt Friday (RED - Remembering Everyone Deployed)
Wear a red shirt on Friday to show support of our service men and women.
Last update 1/22/2021