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

* Additional dates and details below the current year listings

 

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JANUARY 2020

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

Jan 1 – New Years Day

Boys State Registration Opens

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

Jan 11, 2020 - District Oratorical competition at Post 356 at 1300

Jan 17 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Jan 18 (Saturday) - Fort Worth Stock Show Parade,11 a.m. in downtown Fort Worth.

Fish Fry at Post 516, 5:00 pm followed by Entertainment by “The Real Mr. and Mrs. Smith”

Jan 20 (Monday) – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (nationally designated day to fly your flag)

MLK Day parade Fort Worth’s 35th annual tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. steps off at 11 a.m.

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Terry Bigley Service Details

Greenwood Funeral Homes and Cremation - Greenwood Chapel

3100 White Settlement Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Jan 23 (Thursday) - Visitation 6-8pm 

Jan 24 (Friday) - Funeral Service 11:30am 

DFW National Cemetery Interment 2pm

Jan 25 (Saturday) – Post Everlasting Service 1pm at Post 379

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Jan 24 (Friday) - Buddy Watch Walk celebration, at Post 297

Please join us in welcoming these true American heroes to our Post.  Their schedule is to arrive in Fort Worth January 23rd (Thursday), leaving January 25th.  The Department of Texas has been actively watching them on Facebook and many American Legion Families have offered support (click here for more details).  If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, please contact Shay at 817-300-2043.   Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next Friday to honor some very special heroes!!! 

 

Jan 25 (Saturday) - Post Everlasting for Terry Bigley 

Post 379 in Bedford at 1:00 pm, everyone welcome

1pm Saturday January 25th at 379

 

February 2020

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

Feb 1 (Saturday) - Division Oratorical Competition at MSU in Wichita Falls

Marriage Reception for Cheryl Estes and Ted Harrell 7 to 11 pm at Benbrook Post 297, everyone welcome.

Feb 2 (Sunday) – Super bowl Sunday – kickoff at 5:30 pm local

Benbrook Post 297 party starting at 4:30 pm

            More to come

Feb 3 (Monday) - Fort Worth Stock Show Military Appreciation Day

Feb 8, 2020 – Training at the Omni South-Park Austin, Texas

0800-American Legion Boy's State

0900-American Legion Baseball

1000-TABC Regulations

Feb 9 (Sunday) - Sweet Shots” air rifle competition 11 Am to 3 Pm at Haltom City Post 655

Prizes include Valentines basket, sweet treats and gift cards from the Texas Road house.

Open to all ages, $10.00 Entry for 10 practice shots and 5 Final Round shots. Rifles and Ammo provided.

Feb 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday

Feb 15 (Saturday) - Fish Fry at Post 516, 5:00 pm followed by Entertainment by “The Real Mr. and Mrs. Smith”

Feb 17 (Monday) – President’s Day

Department Oratorical Contest is February 17 (Presidents Day) at Collin College, Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd. Frisco at 0900 hours.  All are welcome to attend

Feb. 18 - Early voting begins

Feb. 19 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Feb 21 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

 

March 2020

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

Mar 2 - DEC at Post 467

Mar 3 – Navy Reserve Birthday

Mar 3 - primary elections

Mar 14 - Coffee Tour starting @ Post 838 at 1900, RSVP by 14 Feb 20

March 13 - K-9 Veterans Day – The date is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps and a day to honor their service.

Mar 20 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

March 25 - Medal of Honor Day – A holiday to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States.

Mar 28 (Saturday) – Annual Fort Worth Veterans Championship

March 29 - 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.

 

2020 Planning dates:

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

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Apr 6 - Easter

Apr 15 – 18, 2020 (Wednesday through Saturday) - Medal of Honor Host City 2020 Schedule

Apr 17 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Apr 25 (Saturday) - District Convention Post 838, registration and breakfast at 0700, start at 0900

Hops and Props, April 25, 2020

 

May 10 – Mother’s Day

May 15 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

May 16 – Armed Forces Day

Division Convention @ Mount Vernon Post 243 - registration at 0730, start at 0900

May 25 (Monday) - Memorial Day

 

Jun 1 - DEC @ Southlake Post 14 at 1900

Jun 14 (Sunday) – Flag Day

Jun 19 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Jun 20-21 (3rd weekend in June) - American Legion Riders state rally - Texhoma in 2020, Mansfield in 2021

Jun 21 (Sunday) – Fathers Day

 

Jul 4 (Saturday) – Independence Day

Jul 8 to 12 - Department Convention in Austin at the Renaissance Hotel

Jul 17 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

 

Aug 21 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

 

Sep 7 (Monday) – Labor Day

Sep 11 (Friday) – Patriots Day

Sep 13 (Sunday) – Grandparents Day

Sep 17 (Thursday) – Constitution Day

Sep 18 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Sep 26 (Saturday) – Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (tentative date subject to confirmation)

 

Oct 12 (Monday) – Columbus Day

Oct 16 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Oct 27 (Tuesday) – Navy Day

 

Nov 11 (Wednesday) – Veterans Day

Nov 20 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Nov 26 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

 

Dec 22-30; 2020:   Happy Chanukah

Dec 25 (Friday) – Christmas

 

Membership target dates

Jan 8 - 80%

Feb 12 - 85%

Mar 1 - Cut off for 345s to be added to the Green Bar 

Mar 11 - 90%

Apr 8 - 95%

May 13 - 100%

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Americanism Dates

Baseball

Jan 1 - Registration Opens

May 15 - Insurance Registration Deadline

Jun 25 - Team Registration Deadline

Jul 15 - Scholarship Applications Due/District Champion (19U) Determined

Aug 1 - Department Tournament Deadline

 

Boy Scouts of America

Feb 9 - Scout Sunday

Mar 20 - Eagle Scout Nomination Packets Due to Department 

Oct 31 - NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) Scholarship cut off

 

Boys State

Jan 1 - Registration Opens

May 12 - Registration Ends and Wait List Begins

May 12 - Orientation at Post 569 at 7pm

Jun 07-12 - Program Dates

 

Junior Shooting

Feb 1 - First round postal targets and payment due date (Individual Precision, Individual Sporter and Team State Championship)

Mar 31 - Second round postal targets and payment due date (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter Qualification, and Team Nationals)

Jul 27 - Aug 1 - Nationals in Colorado Springs (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter

 

Oratorical

Oct 28 to DEC 18, 2020 - Post Competition Time Period

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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:

 

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

2020
Feb. 19 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

March 3 – Navy Reserve Birthday

March 13 - 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 - Medal of Honor Day – A holiday to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States.

March 29 - 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.

 

Need to update for 2020

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

 

 

 

Last update 1/22/2020