Our Post 516 and area coming events


Check out the major events at all our district posts – we all need to play together

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days are printed in red.

Normal meeting schedule:

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516: first Wednesday at 7PM

Post 516 Executive Board: first Thursday at 7PM

American Legion Riders: first Friday at 8PM (*First Saturday at noon until further notice)

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516: second Wednesday at 7PM (*First Saturday at 11 AM until further notice)

American Legion General Membership: third Thursday at 7PM

United States Submarine Veterans Cowtown Base: Third Saturday at noon


Bingo for Post 516 (every evening)

6535 Watauga Road, Watauga Texas 76148 Doors open at 6 PM

Sessions start at 7:00pm (every day) and 8:45pm (Wednesday through Sunday)



Restaurant opens Tues. to Sat. 6:30 am to 2 pm

Sunday Brunch from 10 am to 2 pm at the post

Second Saturday Pancakes with the Commanders and President: 8 am to 11 am



*Meetings will be scheduled and announced as possible in accordance with public health concerns

Oct 24 to Dec 11 - High School Oratorical Contest Post competition period

Resources to reach out and locate contestants for our Oratorical Scholarship Program:

Texas Forensic Association - North Texas (DFW) Rep - Rory McKenzie - mckenziera@lisdeagles.net

University Interscholastic League (all public high schools) Speech and Debate Coordinator - Jana Riggins - jriggins@uiltexas.org

National Speech and Debate Association North TX Longhorns - Dave Huston - Colleyville Heritage HS - david.huston@gcisd.net



Toys for Tots official collection site: American Legion Post 516 (print)


Dec 1 (Tuesday) – Auxiliary Meeting at 7:00 pm

Dec 2 (Wednesday) - Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Dec 3 (Thursday) – Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

Dec 5 (Saturday)  - Sons of the American Legion Squadron 516 meeting 11:00 am

Legion Riders Chapter 516 meeting at noon

On line DEC (details to follow)

Dec 9 (Wednesday) - Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Dec 16 (Wednesday) - Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Dec 17 (Thursday) - Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

Dec 19 (Saturday) – United States Submarine Veterans Cowtown Base meeting at noon

Traditional Christmas Party by the Auxiliary; 6 PM till it’s gone

Dec 22-30; 2020:   Happy Chanukah

Dec 23(Wednesday) - Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Dec 25 (Friday) – Christmas [Post 516 closed]

Dec 30(Wednesday) - Darts starting at 7:00 pm

2020 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to Be Played on New Year’s Eve!


2021 Planning dates:

National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship

09 Jan 2021 - High School Oratorical Contest District competition at Azel Post 356 at 1300

Feb 6 - High School Oratorical Contest Division competition

Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls at 0900; Judges, Ushers and Escorts report NLT 0700

Feb 10-14 Dept DEC in Austin

Feb 15 (Presidents Day) – Department Oratorical Contest - TBD

RSVP for Coffee Tour

Mar 1 - DEC @ Saginaw Post 467 at 1900

Mar 13 Coffee/Membership Tour Starting @ HEB Post 379 at 0700 (breakfast), 0800 (depart), 1700 (return)

Apr 9-11 - National High School Oratorical Contest competition in Indianapolis at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel, 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46241

Apr 24 - District Convention at Greater Fort Worth Post 516 at 0700 (breakfast and registration), 0900 (training)

May 22 - Division Convention at Post 655 - We will also briefly caucus sometime during the day for our quarterly DEC  

Jul 7 – 11, 2021 - Department Convention in Austin at Renaissance Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX. 78759


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

Need to update for 2020
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

March 29, 2019 – Vietnam Veterans Day

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 11/28/2020