Hungry, want to play J have a “beverage of your choice” with friends?

Be sure to check our BULLETIN BOARD for schedules and more good stuff.

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.

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SEPTEMBER 2018 National Disaster Preparedness Month

Sept 3 (Monday) – Labor Day

Sep 8 (Saturday) – Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Sep 9 (Sunday) – Grandparents Day

Stair climb to honor first responders, vets, 8 am at Burnett Plaza, Burnett Park will have food trucks, live music, vendors, clowns and more. Spectators are welcome.

Sept 10 (Monday) – District DEC 7 pm at Post 655

Sep 11 – Patriot Day National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 15 (Saturday) – Memorial Service for James “Woody” Estes: Post 516 at 4:00 pm

Sep 17 (Monday) – Constitution Day

Arlington Hiring Expo with Texas Rangers, Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington (All day)

Sep 18 – Air Force Birthday

Sep 20 – 23, DEC

Sep 21 (Friday) - POW/MIA Recognition Day - The United Nations' International Day of Peace

            POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony; Haltom City Post 655 at 6:00 pm

Sep 29 (Saturday) – ALR fundraiser Steak Dinner; Benbrook Post 297 at 5:30 pm

Sep 30 - Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

 

OCTOBER 2018

Oct 1 (Monday) – District DEC 7 pm at Post 655 (rescheduled from Sept 10)

Oct 2 (Tuesday) – Texas National Night Out (let me know what folks are doing)

Oct 5 - Annual Health and Lifestyle EXPO for Boomers & Seniors from 9:00am to 1:30pm at First Euless Campus West in Bedford

Oct 6 (Saturday) – Car and Motorcycle Show at Arlington Post 60, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624 CANCELED

Post Finance Officers training session 9 am to 11 am at Mt Vernon Post 243 CANCELED

Oct 7 (Sunday) – Annual Cancer Research Pancake Breakfast at Post 379

Oct 10 – Columbus Day

Oct 13 – 14 -Alliance Air Show

Oct 13 (Saturday) – Navy Birthday

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

            Annual Handley Street Festival on Handley Drive at Lancaster.

            Holiday Craft Fair at Haltom Senior Center 8:00 am 2:00 pm

Oct 20 (Saturday) - ALA 12th District Fall Convention at Post 626

Post 379 Riders Badass Chili Challenge (see the bulletin board)

Oct 21 to 28 – OCW Cruse

Oct 26 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27 – Navy Day

Oct 31 – Halloween

NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) Scholarship cut off

 

NOVEMBER 2018 - Military Family Month

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Nov 1 – LAST DAY TO RESERVE A TABLE AT THE STAND DOWN

Nov 3 (Saturday) – Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Nov 4 (Sunday) – Massing of the Colors and Service of Remembrance at 2:30 pm

You are invited to participate in the 38th Annual Massing of the Colors and Service of Remembrance hosted by the Fort Worth Chapter, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) and the Fort Worth ISD JROTC.

NEW LOCATION – Trimble Tech High School Auditorium, 1003 W. Cannon Street, Ft. Worth.

MOTC-2018-Flyer.pdf

MOTC-General-Invitation-2018

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Nov 5 (Monday) - 12th District ALR District Executive Committee meeting (DEC); 7:00 pm at Post 838

12th District SAL District Executive Committee meeting (DEC); 7:00 pm at Post 838

 

Nov 6 - General Election

Nov 10 (Saturday) – Marine Corps Birthday

TARRANT COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade

Mansfield Veterans Day Parade

            Texas House District 95 Veterans Day Breakfast at Post 838; 8:00 am to 9:30 am

Nov 11 (Sunday) – Veterans Day

“Bells of Peace” to ring Nov 11 (everyone can participate)

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program

Nov 11 to 17 (Sun. to Sat.) – Keller Field of Honor

Nov 14 (Wednesday) - Homeless Veterans Stand Down (poster) – (agency invite letter/registration form)

Nov 15 (Thursday) - Greater Dallas Veterans Job Fair, AT&T Stadium, One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011

Nov 17 (Saturday) – Veterans Day Parade debrief (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

            SAL tournaments at Mansfield Post 624 starting at 1:00 pm

Nov 22 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off

Nov 24 (Tuesday) – Giving Tuesday [support your local organization or the ALA Foundation]

Nov 26 (Monday) – RSVP deadline for District Christmas Party at Post 379

 

DECEMBER 2018

Dec 1 (Saturday) - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

Post Adjutant Training: Location: VFW Post 8560 in Sulphur Springs.  This training includes the ‘New Electronic Transmittal System Training‘.

Dec 3 (Monday) – District DEC and Christmas Party; 7 pm at Post 379

 [Dec ? – Toys for Tots kick off]

Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

Dec 15 - National Wreaths Across America

Dec. 22 (Saturday) – Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

Dec 25 – Christmas Day

Dec 31 – New Years Eve

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2019 Planning dates:

 

Jan 12 – District Oratorical Competition; 1:00 pm at Saginaw Post 356

Jan 24 – 27 - Department DEC in Austin

Feb 19 – Division Oratorical Competition in Wichita Falls at Midwestern State University

Mar 4 (Monday) – District DEC 7 pm at Post [TBD]

Mar 16 – 2019 Coffee Tour

Mar 30 – District 12 2019 Spring Convention at Mansfield Post 624

May 19 – Boys State Orientation; 7:00 pm at Post 569

Apr 27 – First Division Convention at Post 120 in Wichita Falls, Texas

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

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

 

Americanism Dates

Baseball

Boy Scouts of America

Boys State

Junior Shooting

Oratorical

 

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

Last update 10/13/2018