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National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.
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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
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!
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!
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 15 (Sunday) - Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication, Keller TX
Sep 26 29, 2019 - Department DEC in Austin
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 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
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 TCUs 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.
American Legion Riders state rally - 3rd weekend in June each year - Texhoma in 2020, Mansfield in 2021
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 Mothers and Familys 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