Hungry, want to play J have a “beverage of your choice” with friends?

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

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.

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SEPTEMBER 2018 National Disaster Preparedness Month

Sept 3 (Monday) – Labor Day

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

Sep 9 (Sunday) – Grandparents Day

Stair climb to honor first responders, vets, 8 am at Burnett Plaza, Burnett Park will have food trucks, live music, vendors, clowns and more. Spectators are welcome.

Sept 10 (Monday) – District DEC 7 pm at Post 655

Sep 11 – Patriot Day National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 15 (Saturday) – Memorial Service for James “Woody” Estes: Post 516 at 4:00 pm

Sep 17 (Monday) – Constitution Day

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

Sep 18 – Air Force Birthday

Sep 20 – 23, DEC

Sep 21 (Friday) - POW/MIA Recognition Day - The United Nations' International Day of Peace

            POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony; Haltom City Post 655 at 6:00 pm

Sep 29 (Saturday) – ALR fundraiser Steak Dinner; Benbrook Post 297 at 5:30 pm

Sep 30 - Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

 

OCTOBER 2018

Oct 1 (Monday) – District DEC 7 pm at Post 655 (rescheduled from Sept 10)

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

Oct 5 - Annual Health and Lifestyle EXPO for Boomers & Seniors from 9:00am to 1:30pm at First Euless Campus West in Bedford

Oct 6 (Saturday) – ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624 CANCELED

Post Finance Officers training session 9 am to 11 am at Mt Vernon Post 243 CANCELED

Oct 7 (Sunday) – Annual Cancer Research Pancake Breakfast at Post 379

Oct 10 – Columbus Day

Oct 13 – 14 -Alliance Air Show

Oct 13 (Saturday) – Navy Birthday

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

            Annual Handley Street Festival on Handley Drive at Lancaster.

            Holiday Craft Fair at Haltom Senior Center 8:00 am 2:00 pm

Oct 20 (Saturday) - ALA 12th District Fall Convention at Post 626

Post 379 Riders Badass Chili Challenge (see the bulletin board)

Oct 21 to 28 – OCW Cruse

Oct 26 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27 – Navy Day

Oct 31 – Halloween

NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) Scholarship cut off

 

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

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

            Texas House District 95 Veterans Day Breakfast at Post 838; 8:00 am to 9:30 am

Nov 11 (Sunday) – Veterans Day

“Bells of Peace” to ring Nov 11 (everyone can participate)

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program

Nov 11 to 17 (Sun. to Sat.) – Keller Field of Honor

Nov 14 (Wednesday) - Homeless Veterans Stand Down (poster) – (agency invite letter/registration form)

Nov 15 (Thursday) - 10th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down 9am to 2pm

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

Nov 24 (Tuesday) – Giving Tuesday [support your local organization or the ALA Foundation]

 

DECEMBER 2018

Dec 1 (Saturday) - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

Post Adjutant Training: Location: VFW Post 8560 in Sulphur Springs

Dec 3 (Monday) – District DEC 7 pm at Post 379

 [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:

 

4 Mar 2019 (Monday) – District DEC 7 pm at Post [TBD]

16 March 2019 – Coffee Tour

6 April 20149 – District 12 Spring Convention at Post [TBD]

Future DEC Dates:

January 24 – 27, 2019

September 26 – 29, 2019

 

Americanism Dates

Baseball

Boy Scouts of America

Boys State

Junior Shooting

Oratorical

 

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 9/17/2018