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

Please request access to the district Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2604388902985070/ for last minute district specific updates and information.

 

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

 

April 2021 - Month of the Military Child

Post 655 Thursday Nights - Bikes for Brats for Operation Comfort Warrior

Apr 4 (Sunday) - Easter

Apr 5 - Gold Star Wives Day

Apr 9-11 - National High School Oratorical Contest competition in Indianapolis CNX

Apr 11 (Sunday) – 16th Annual Cancer Research pancake breakfast 9 am to 12 noon at Post 379

Apr 14 (Wednesday) – Air Force Reserve Birthday

Apr 17 (Saturday) - Post 624 Spring Fling Poker Fun Run

Apr 19 to 27 – early voting for municipal elections

Apr 23 (Friday) - Army Reserve Birthday

Apr 24 (Saturday) - District Convention at Greater Fort Worth Post 516 at 0700 (breakfast and registration), 0900 (training)

SPRING CONVENTION CALL | DISTRICT DELEGATE CERTIFICATION FORM | SPRING CONVENTION REGESTRATION FORM

Apr 30 (Friday) - National Military Brats Day

 

May 2021 – National Military Appreciation Month

May 1 (Saturday) – Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day

Municipal elections

Spring Giving Back Benefit’ Poker Run starting in the 5th District including 12th District posts

May 8 (Saturday) – VE (Victory in Europe) Day

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

May 9 (Sunday) – Mothers Day

May 7 (Friday) - Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 8 (Saturday) - State Commanders "SplashDown" Ride from Post 379 to the Mt. Vernon Post

May 13 (Thursday) - Children of Fallen Patriots Day

May 15 (Saturday) - Armed Forces Day

Craft Fair at Post 516 – 9:30 am to 5 pm (café open 7:30 am to 2 pm)

Lightfoot Legacy Poker Run” benefitting 2 Post 379 members that lost everything in a house fire

May 18 (Wednesday) ,- Boys State Orientation at Post 569 at 1900.

May 22 (Saturday) - Division Convention at Post 655

We will also briefly caucus sometime during the day for our quarterly DEC  

May 28 (Friday) - National Poppy Day® is the Friday before Memorial Day

May 31 (Monday) - Memorial Day (Decoration Day)

 

2021 Planning dates:

June 12 (Saturday) – Car and Bike Show 8am to 3pm at Mansfield Post 624

June 14 (Monday) - Flag Day

Jun 18-21 – ALR Annual Rally at MIA Post 231 at Lake Texoma

June 27 – July 2 - Boys State Virtual program

Jun/July – Girls State program (details when determined)

Jul 4 (Sunday) -

Jul 7 – 11, 2021 - Department Convention in Austin

Sep 25 (Saturday) - MEDAL OF HONOR PARADE in Gainesville, Texas

Nov 11 (Thursday) – Veterans Day Parade

Dec 18 (Saturday) - Wreaths Across America

 

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 National Convention

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

https://www.operationwearehere.com/SignificantDaysObservances.html

 

January

 

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

 

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

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel on Valentine's Day

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

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

 

 

March

 

Month of the Military Caregiver

During the Month of the Military Caregiver, Americans recognize and honor military caregivers’ sacrifices and successes. Learn more...

LINK - Organizations that support military caregivers

 

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...

 

 

April

 

Month of the Military Child

An opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.

LINK - View a list of the many organizations that support military children

 

April 4, 2021 - Easter Sunday​

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel at Easter

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

April 5, 2021 - Gold Star Wives Day

A day set aside to recognize the sacrifices of Gold Star wives.

LINK - Organizations that support Gold Star Families

 

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...

 

 

May

 

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...

​LINK - Practical insights in caring for a military home front family

 

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

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel on Mother's Day

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

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...

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

 

June

 

June - Graduation

 

June 6, 2021 - Anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France, know as D-Day (1944)

Learn more...

 

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

LINK Organizations that support deployed military personnel on Father's Day

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

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

LINK - Insights in caring for families coping with PTSD

 

 

July

 

July 4, 2021 - Independence Day

LINK Organizations that support deployed military personnel on Independence Day

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

July 27, 2021 - Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (1953)

 

July 29, 2021 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

LINK Organizations that assist the military chaplain in their ministry

 

 

August

 

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

 

September - Back to School

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

September - National Service Dog Month

September is National Service Dog month. Learn more...

LINK - Organizations that provide service and therapy dogs to military veterans

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.

Learn more...

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...

LINK - Organizations that support Gold Star Families

 

 

October

 

October 10, 2021 - Ms. Veteran America Pageant

Learn more...

 

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

LINK Organizations that send Halloween candy to deployed military personnel

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

 

November

 

USPS deadlines for military Christmas holiday mail (awaiting 2021 info)

https://www.usps.com/holiday/holiday-shipping-dates.htm

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.

Learn more...

 

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...

LINK A listing of classroom resources, parade listings, and more.

LINK - Coloring page for military children

LINK - Veterans Day promotions, freebies and initiatives

November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving Day

LINK - Organizations that help deployed military personnel celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

 

December

 

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

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel at Christmas

LINK Organizations that support military families at Christmas

LINK - Coloring page for military children

December 28, 2021 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant/Religious Affairs Specialist

December 31, 2021 - New Year's Eve

 

 

Other

 

Alive Day

Commemorates the day a veteran suffered near-fatal battlefield injuries yet managed to survive.

 

Birthday

LINK - Organizations that support deployed military personnel on their birthday

LINK - Coloring page for military children

 

Red Shirt Friday (RED - Remembering Everyone Deployed)

Wear a red shirt on Friday to show support of our service men and women.

 

Last update 4/13/2021