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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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July 2019

Jul 4 (Thursday) – Independence Day – CELEBRATE – Fly your flag

At our posts (all I am aware of listed by starting time):

Post 516 join us for Music and fun starting at 10 AM followed by a free hot dog and apple pie

Post 626 will open at noon with hamburgers and hot dogs

Post 297 will open at noon, burgers, hot dogs and dart and horseshoe tournaments

Post 379 will be serving Ronnie Mac Bar-B-Que from 12-3PM with all the sides.

Post 838 will open at 3 PM with food, fun and fellowship!

Post 655 will open at 5 PM for a potluck shindig and fireworks at 9 PM

Post 356 will be attending the 27th annual “Follow the Flag” event at Central Park in Azle from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ending with a fireworks display

Around town there is the Arlington parade and lots of other city, town and neighborhood parades, picnics and several fireworks events at night.

Wave our flag, respect our flag, wear your Legion Family branded attire and have fun!

 

Jul 7 (Sunday) – Horseshoe Tournament, 1:00 pm at Mansfield Post 624

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

Jul 12 (Friday) - Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!

Jul 13 (Saturday) – Help us get a Tarrant County presence in the convention

Jul 13 (Saturday) – Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

 The 100 Years Anniversary Celebration Ride Canceled – BINGO at the convention

Jul 19 (Friday) - Auxiliary Dinner for Unit 655, Haltom City, Baked Potato with all the fixings,  Salad, Desserts, Tea/Coffee,  $10.00. 

Jul 26 (Friday) - Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!

 

AUGUST 2019

Aug 7 (Wednesday) – Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm

Aug 9 (Friday) – Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!

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

District Staff Coordination Meeting, 9:00 am at Post 838

Aug 14 (Wednesday) - Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:30 pm

Aug 21 (Wednesday) – Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm

Aug 23 (Friday) – Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!

Aug 23 to 29 - The American Legion National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 100th birthday of The American Legion
Aug 28 (Wednesday) – Blind Draw Darts at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm

 

 2019 Planning dates:

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

Sep 9 (Monday) – District DEC, 7pm at Post 516

Sep 14 (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Sep 15 (Sunday) - Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication, Keller TX

Sep 26 – 29, 2019 - Department DEC in Austin

Sep 28 (Saturday) – NEW DATE details Texas Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride

Oct 12 (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Oct 19 (Saturday) - 4th Annual 22Kill Ride and Rally 2019, at 1 PM – 9 PM, Maverick Harley-Davidson, 1845 North Interstate 35E, Carrollton, Texas 75006

Nov 9 (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

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

Nov 16 (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade debrief (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Nov 20 (Wednesday) - Annual Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down, 8am to 1pm

Resource Connection Gym, 2300 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119

Dec 2 (Monday) – District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 467

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2020 Planning dates:

January 4, 2020 (Saturday) - Bowl For The Brave 

 The 17th edition of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 with kickoff set for 10:30 a.m. CT at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on ESPN. 

The game is slated to feature schools from the Mountain West Conference and Big Ten Conference.

17th Annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played Saturday, January 4, 2020

https://www.armedforcesbowl.com/media/17th-annual-lockheed-martin-armed-forces-bowl-will-be-played-saturday-january-4-2020

American Legion Riders state rally - 3rd weekend in June each year - Texhoma in 2020, Mansfield in 2021

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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 7/13/2019