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Be sure to check our BULLETIN BOARD for schedules and more good stuff.

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.

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MAY 2018 National Military Appreciation Month (Month to showcase ALA poppies)

May 1 - Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day 

May 4 (Friday) – Squadron 379 Fish Fry (see Bulletin Board for details)

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo & National Day of Prayer

            First Division Convention - Location:  Hurst Conference Center

May 6 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 7 (Monday) - Commanders Call; 7:00 pm at Post 516

May 8 - VE Day (Victory in Europe)

May 11 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother’s Day)

            Deadline to sign up for Golf Tournament on Monday

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

May 13 (Sunday) – Mothers Day

May 14 (Monday) - Boys State Registration Ends and Wait List Begins

            MIKE GARLINGTON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 – Boys State Orientation, 7:00 pm at Post 569

May 16-25 - RUN FOR THE WALL Southern Route leaves from California

May 19 (Saturday) – Armed Forces Day

            Summer Vacation Pageant at south Fort Worth Post 569

4th Annual Spring TRWD Trash Bash from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM .

May 24 (Thursday) - Memorial Day Picnic for Veterans Shelters; 4:00 to 6:00 pm

May 25 - National Poppy Day

May 26 (Saturday) – Carry The Load DALLAS MEMORIAL MARCH

Leaves Crowley at 10 am heading for Fort Worth

Leaves Amon G Carter Stadium – 3 pm heading to the Fort worth Police and Firefighter Memorial and leaving there at 6:30 pm

May 27 (Sunday) – Carry The Load DALLAS MEMORIAL MARCH

 

May 28 (Monday) – Memorial Day

8:30 am Forrest Hill Memorial Day Ceremony Forrest Hill Memorial Park, 4503 Forest Hill Circle

10 am New Trinity Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony (located at 28th & Beach St in Haltom City)

10 am Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville

10 am Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth

10:15 am Greenwood Cemetery Fort Worth, WW-1 Royal Flying Corps

11:00 am DFW National Cemetery Ceremony

Noon – Arlington Memorial Day ceremony; Elks Lodge 2114

3:00 pm – The National Moment of Remembrance moment of silence

6:00 pm - HALTOM CITY MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION at Post 655

6:30 pm -  Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 

JUNE 2018

Month of June 2018 – American Legion Baseball Period

June 2 (Saturday) – SAL Horseshoe Tournament at Mansfield Post 624; 1:00 pm

26th Annual Day with the Law

June 6 – D-Day

Sunday, 10 June 2018 – Friday, 15 June 2018 Texas Boys State

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

June 10 (Sunday) Boys State Bus Send Off at 10:00 am – leaving from Post 569, Girls State Bus Send Off in Irving, Texas

June 12 – Woman Veterans Day - Highlights in the History of Military Women

Jun 14 – U.S. Army birthday – Flag Day

Flag Retirement Ceremonies at Benbrook Post 297 & Mansfield Post 624

Jun 16 (Saturday) – Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride – Benbrook to Terrell

Post Service Officer Training at Post 243 Mount Vernon, TX; 8:00 AM till 1PM

Jun 17 (Sunday) – Fathers Day

June 19 – Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day

June 23 (Friday) - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

 

JULY 2018

July 4 (Wednesday) – Independence Day

July 9 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at South Fort Worth Post 569

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

July 11-15 2018 Department Convention at San Antonio, Texas

July 17 (Tuesday) - Solar Car Challenge from Texas Motor Speedway to California

17-22 Jul 18 - Nationals (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter) in Colorado Springs

July 29 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

 

AUGUST 2018

August 4 - Coast Guard Birthday

August 7 - Purple Heart Day

August 11 (Saturday) – Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Aug 14 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day

Aug 24 – 30: The American Legion 100th National Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aug 29 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 National Disaster Preparedness Month

Sept 3 (Monday) – Labor Day

Sept 8 (Saturday) – Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Sep 9 – Grandparents Day

Sep 11 – Patriot Day National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 17 – Constitution Day

Sep 20 – 23, DEC

 

OCTOBER 2018

Oct 2 (Tuesday) – Texas National Night Out (let me know what folks are doing)

Oct 7 (Sunday) – Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Breakfast at Post 379

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

Oct 10 – Columbus Day

Oct 13 - Navy Birthday

Oct 13 – 14 -Alliance Air Show

Oct 21 to 28 – OCW Cruse

Oct 26 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27 – Navy Day

Oct 31 – Halloween

 

NOVEMBER 2018 - Military Family Month

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Nov 3 (Saturday) – Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Nov 4 (Sunday) – Massing of the Colors First Presbyterian Church, Ft Worth, 2:30 pm

Nov 6 - General Election

Nov 10 (Saturday) – Marine Corps Birthday

TARRANT COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade

Mansfield Veterans Day Parade

Nov 11 (Sunday) – Veterans Day

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program

 [Nov ? - 10th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down 9am to 2pm]

Nov 17 (Saturday) – Veterans Day Parade debrief (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Nov 22 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off

 

DECEMBER 2018

Dec 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

[Dec ? – Toys for Tots kick off]

Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

Dec 15 - National Wreaths Across America

Dec. 22 (Saturday) – Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

Dec 25 – Christmas Day

Dec 31 – New Years Eve

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2019 Planning dates:

Future DEC Dates:

January 24 – 27, 2019

September 26 – 29, 2019

 

National Conventions Future Dates and Locations

August 23 - 29, 2019- The American Legion National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 100th birthday of The American Legion
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

Last update 5/22/2018