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

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.

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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

            Karaoke by Crash, Post 516 starting at 9:00 pm

Apr 6 (Saturday) – Chili Cook Off 9 am to 6 pm at Post 655 (cancelled)

Apr 8 (Monday) – Rock and Roll Bingo 6 to 8 pm at Post 379

Apr 10 (Wednesday) – Medal of Honor Recipient Motorcade

Apr 11-14 - MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival

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

Spring Fling Poker Run (11:00am) benefit starting at Mansfield Post 624 (pdf for printing)

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

Pop Kuehner Memorial Dart Tournament at Benbrook Post 297 starts at 1:00 pm

Karaoke with dirty Harry at Mansfield Post 624

Apr 14 (Sunday) – Air Force Reserve Birthday

Apr 18 (Thursday) – National Lineman Appreciation Day

Apr 19 - Annual SAL Fish & Chicken Fry at Benbrook Post 297 starts at 6:00 pm

Apr 20 (Saturday) – Benefit Dinner for Jeff Perkins, Candidate for Department Commander at Benbrook Post 297 starts at 6:00 pm

Apr 21 (Sunday) - Easter

Apr 22 (Monday) - Earth Day

Early voting for Tarrant County and municipalities elections (April 22 to April 30)

Apr 23 - Army Reserves Birthday

Apr 26 – Arbor Day

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

5th annual Hops and Props Veterans Recognition and Craft Beer Festival (FLYER)

SEIKH Ride for Veteran and Police benefit

The Justin Hunter Band at Mansfield Post 624

 

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

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

May 2 to May 5 – Mayfest in Fort Worth (volunteer opportunities available)

May 3 (Friday) – Karaoke by Crash, Post 516 starting at 9:00 pm

May 4 – Election Day for Joint General and Special Election 

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 3 (Monday) – District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 60

Jun 7 (Friday) – Karaoke by Crash, Post 516 starting at 9:00 pm

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

LEGION AND PARENTS' NIGHT, Thursday, 13 June at noon to Friday, 14 June at noon, the University of Texas at Austin

Jun 14 – Flag Day

Jun 15 and 16 - Department Legion College at Willis – American Legion Post 618, 13054 FM 1097 E, Willis 77378

Jun 16-22 - ALA Bluebonnet Girls State

Jun 21-23 - 2019 ALR State Rally in Elm Mott, TX

Jun 22 and 23 - Department Legion College at Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 N. Jefferson, Mount Pleasant, TX 75456

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

July 13 (Saturday) – The 100 Years Anniversary Celebration Ride

If you have Riders or if you know folks that want to ride in the 100 Years Anniversary Celebration rolling though Fort Worth, we need your help spreading the word.

 

[Aug 19 (actual day is TBD) – District Staff Coordination Meeting]

Aug 23 - 29, 2019- The American Legion National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 100th birthday of The American Legion
Sep 9 (Monday) – District DEC 7:00 pm at Post?

Sep 9 (Monday) – District DEC at Post 467

Sep 26 – 29, 2019 - Department DEC in Austin

Sep 28 (Saturday) – Texas Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride

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

Dec 2 (Monday) – District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 516

 

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 4/4/2019