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MARCH 2019 Community Service Month | Month of the Military Caregiver
Mar 1 Eagle Scout of the Year Nominations are due to Department
Mar 2 (Saturday) - Texas Independence Day
Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil at Post 569; 3pm; $20 per person; featuring the Veterans Group Guitars for Heroes.
Mar 3 Navy Reserves Birthday
Mar 4 (Monday) District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 516
Mar 8 (Friday) International Women's Day
Live Wrestling at Post 655 starting at 7:00 pm
Mar 10 - Daylight Savings time begins
Mar 11 to 18 - American Legion Buddy Check National Week of Calling.: buddy check toolkit
Mar 13 - K-9 Veterans Day
Mar 15 to 17 American Legion Birthday
Haltom City Post 655 American Legion Centennial Celebration starting at noon
Mar 16 and 17 - Department Legion College at Post 163, 200 Cartwright Park Rd, Weatherford, TX 76086
Mar 17 (Sat) St Patricks Day
Mar 22 (Friday) Live Wrestling at Post 655 starting at 7:00 pm
Mar 22 23 (Fri-Sat) - 11th Annual Cops For Kids BBQ Cook Off - Friday @ 8:00 PM and Saturday @ 11:00 AM.
Mar 25 - Medal of Honor Day
Mar 27 and Mar 28 - Robert T McDaniel services (obituary)
Fort Worths last surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen died last Tuesday at the age of 96. Robert T McDaniel was one of the elite black airmen who flew combat aircraft in World War II at a time when the military was segregated.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at historic Baker Funeral Home.
Wake: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Presbyterian Church, 5801 Truman Drive.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2823 North Houston St., Fort Worth.
Burial: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Mar 29 Vietnam Veterans Day
Pinning Ceremony and VSO information tables at NAS Main Exchange 10am to 1pm
Flag Retirement Ceremony, 9 AM at HEB Post 379
Mar 30 and 31 - Department Legion College at Post 593, 326 Legion Drive W, Converse, TX 78109
APRIL 2019 Children & Youth Month - Month of the Military Child
Up to your elbows in alligators? Texas Alligator Season begins Apr. 1.
Apr 1 (Monday) April Fools Day
Apr 5 Gold Star Spouses Day
Apr 6 (Saturday) Chili Cook Off 9 am to 6 pm at Post 655
Advance entry fee $20.00 at the door $30.00. Doors open at 9:00AM, Judging at 3:00PM. No precooked items. Everything must be prepared fresh on-site. 1st place 50/50 of entry fees plus a trophy, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place will receive a trophy
Apr 10 (Wednesday) Medal of Honor Recipient Motorcade
Apr 11-14 - MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival
Apr 13 (Saturday) Medal of Honor Parade in Gainesville starts at 10:00 am
VETERANS BENEFIT FAIR, 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.; Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas TX 75216; 800-252-8387\800-849-3597
Apr 14 (Sunday) Air Force Reserve Birthday
Apr 18 (Thursday) National Lineman Appreciation Day
Apr 21 (Sunday) - Easter
Apr 22 (Monday) - Earth Day
Apr 23 - Army Reserves Birthday
Apr 26 Arbor Day
SEIKH Ride for Veteran and Police benefit
MAY 2019 National Military Appreciation Month (Month to showcase ALA poppies)
May 1, 2019 Silver Star Banner Day Loyalty Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo & National Day of Prayer
May 8 - VE Day (Victory in Europe)
May 5 to 11 - Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)
May 10 Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mothers Day)
May 11 (Saturday) 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 12 (Sunday) Mothers Day
May 14 Boys State Orientation; 7:00 pm at Post 569
May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 18 (Saturday) Armed Forces Day Observed on the third Saturday every May
May 24 (Friday)- American Legion Family National Poppy Day [In 2017 Congress to designated May 26 (a Friday) as National Poppy Day]
2019 Planning dates:
Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!
Jun 3 (Monday) District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 60
Jun - 9 Boys State send off from Post 569 (event is from Jun 9 to 14, 2019)
Jun 14 Flag Day
Jun 15 and 16 - Department Legion College at Willis American Legion Post 618, 13054 FM 1097 E, Willis 77378
Jun 22 and 23 - Department Legion College at Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 N. Jefferson, Mount Pleasant, TX 75456
Jul 9 to 14 - 101st DEPARTMENT CONVENTION IRVING, TEXAS
[July 13 (Saturday) Help us get a Tarrant County presence in the convention]
[Aug 19 (actual day is TBD) District Staff Coordination Meeting]
Aug 23 - 29, 2019- The American Legion National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 100th
birthday of The American Legion
Sep 9 (Monday) District DEC 7:00 pm at Post?
Sep 9 (Monday) District DEC at Post 467
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
Dec 2 (Monday) District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 516
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 3/24/2019