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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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JULY 2018 - National Ice Cream Month

July 4 (Wednesday) – Independence Day

[Postponed to August 7 July 9 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay]

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

Details: https://txlegion.org/conventions/department-convention/

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

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 22 (Sunday) - National Ice Cream Day

President Reagan dedicated July to be “National Ice Cream Month” (and with the 3rd Sunday of the month being “National Ice Cream Day” as a public law on July 9, 1984 with Presidential Proclamation 5219.

July 29 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

 

AUGUST 2018

August 4 - Coast Guard Birthday

August 7 (Tuesday) - Purple Heart Day

Commanders Call [and Presidents Parlay?]; 7:00 pm at Arlington Post 60

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

Annual School Supply Give-a-Way at Post 838; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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 19 (Wednesday) – Arlington Hiring Expo with Texas Rangers, Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington (All day)

Sep 20 – 23, DEC

 

OCTOBER 2018

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

Oct 6 (Saturday) – ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624

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 15 - Greater Dallas Veterans Job Fair, AT&T Stadium, One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011

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 7/18/2018