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 Saturday at noon

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516: second Wednesday at 7PM

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)

 

GREAT FOOD AT GREAT PRICES BY GREAT PEOPLE FOR A GREAT CAUSE

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

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

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May 2022 National Military Appreciation Month

1st week in May – Public Service Recognition Week

Dates to be determined:

Memorial Day Picnic for Veterans Shelters; 4:00 to 6:00 pm

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May 1 (Sun) - Silver Star Service Banner Day, Law Day & Loyalty Day

May 3 (Tues) – Auxiliary Meeting at 7:00 pm

Executive Committee Meeting 7 pm at Post 626

May 4 (Wed) - Blind Draw Dart Tournament 7 pm sign up, 7:30 pm start

May 5 (Thurs) – Cinco de Mayo - National Day of Prayer

Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

May 6 (Fri) - Karaoke at the Post 7:00 pm – come on down!

May 7 (Sat) – Legion Riders Chapter 516 meeting at noon

May 8 (Sun) - Mother's Day

May 10 (Tues) - Boys State Orientation at South Fort Worth Post 569 at 1900

May 11 (Wed) – Sons of the American Legion Squadron 516 meeting 7 pm

Blind Draw Dart Tournament 7 pm sign up, 7:30 pm start

May 13 (Fri) - Karaoke at the Post 7:00 pm – come on down!

May 14 (Sat) – Pancakes with the Commanders and President: 8 am to 11 am

Division Convention at Emanuel L. Young Post 838

Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Greater Fort Worth American Legion Post 516

May 18 (Wednesday) –Blind Draw Dart Tournament 7 pm sign up, 7:30 pm start

May 19 (Thursday) - Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

May 20 (Friday) – Karaoke at the Post 7:00 pm – come on down!

May 21 Sat) - Armed Forces Day

`Classic Car and Motorcycle show, Post 379 noon to 4 pm

May 25 (Wednesday) - Blind Draw Dart Tournament 7 pm sign up, 7:30 pm start

May 27 (Friday) – National Poppy Day

Karaoke at the Post 7:00 pm – come on down!

 

May 30 (Mon) - Memorial Day (flag half staff until noon)

(All to be confirmed)

8:30 am - Forrest Hill Memorial Day Ceremony

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

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

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

10 am Veterans Park, 8901 Clifford St, White Settlement, TX 76108

10 am Lake Worth Multi-Purpose Facility, 7005 Charbonneau Rd., Lake 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

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

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 

June 2022 - Graduations

Girls State Bus Send Off in Irving, Texas; Legion Rider escort to Waco

June 2 (Thurs) - Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

June 3 (Fri) - Karaoke at the Post 7:00 pm – come on down!

June 4 (Sat) – Legion Riders Chapter 516 meeting at noon

June 7 (Tues) - Auxiliary Meeting at 7:00 pm

June 8 (Wed) – Sons of the American Legion Squadron 516 meeting 7 pm

June 10 (Fri) - Karaoke at the Post 7:00 pm – come on down!

June 11 (Sat) – Pancakes with the Commanders and President: 8 am to 11 am

Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Greater Fort Worth American Legion Post 516

Blind Draw Dart Tournament 7 pm sign up, 7:30 pm start

Jun 12 (Sun) - Boys State Bus Send Off at 10:00 am – Legion Rider escort to Waco

Jun 12-17, 2022 - Texas Boys State at the University of Texas at Austin

Jun 14 (Tues) – Army Birthday – Flag Day

June 15 (Wed) – Boys State Parents night

Blind Draw Dart Tournament 7 pm sign up, 7:30 pm start

June 16 (Thurs) - Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

June 17–Karaoke at the Post 7:00 pm – come on down!

Jun 17-19 (Fri – Sun) - Annual Dept. of Texas ALR State Rally (at Post 624) - All the details

Jun 19 (Sun) – Emancipation Day - Juneteenth -  Fathers Day

Jun 19-25 – Girls State “Learn by Doing Experience” at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. 

June 22 (Wed) - Blind Draw Dart Tournament 7 pm sign up, 7:30 pm start

June 24 (Fri) - Karaoke at the Post 7:00 pm – come on down!

June 29 (Wed) - Blind Draw Dart Tournament 7 pm sign up, 7:30 pm start

 

2022 Planning dates:

EVENTS

Anticipated Vietnam Veterans Memorial fundraiser

Post 626 participates in many activities at the NAS Fort Worth JRB

Tarrant County Veterans Council meets the second Sat except Dec. and Jan.

ALMAC is not planned and Snowball Express event has moved to Florida.

 

FLY YOUR FLAG

Any day you wish, but especially

George Washington’s Birthday

Patriots’ Day (Battle of Lexington & Concord, MA) (Third Monday in April)

Armed Forces Day (3rd Saturday in May)

Memorial Day (last Monday in May and half staff until noon)

Flag Day, 6/14

Independence Day, 7/4

Labor Day

Patriot Day (Terrorists’ Attack 2001), 9/11

Constitution Day, 9/17

Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October)

Veterans Day, 11/11

and such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States

 

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JANUARY

Coats for Vets drive?

Jan 1 (Sat) – New Years Day

Jan 14 – Feb 5, 2022 – Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo 

Jan 15, 2022 (Sat) - District Oratorical at Saginaw Post 467

Jan 19 – 23, 2022 - Mid Winter Conference- Austin, Texas

Jan 17, 2022 (3rd Monday) – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 31, 2022 (Mon) - Stock Show and Rodeo  Military Appreciation Day

 

FEBRUARY - Americanism Month

1st Division Oratorical Competition

Feb 2 (Wed) – Groundhog Day

Feb 3 (Thurs) - Four Chaplains Day

Feb 4 (Fri) – USO Birthday

Feb 6 (Sun) – Scout Sunday

Feb 12 (Sat) – Lincolns Birthday

Feb 13, 2022 (Sun) – Super Bowl

Feb 14 (Mon) - Valentine's Day

Feb 19 (Sat) – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Feb 21, 2022 (3rd Monday) – Presidents day

Feb 22 (Sun) – Washington’s Birthday

Feb 26, 2022 - Adjutant School (1 Day Training), hosted by the 5th District beginning at 8:00 am at Post 453 (2755 Bachman Drive, Dallas, TX 75220)

Feb 26 - Every year on Feb. 26, the Fort Worth Fire Department gathers for a memorial ceremony at the Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial on West Seventh Street. The day commemorates the first line of duty death for the department.  The memorial honors all the first responder heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice since the early days of Fort Worth.

The ceremony, steeped in tradition, allows the families of the fallen to gather as their loved ones’ names are read from the wall. This year, three additional names were added.

The next memorial ceremony is planned for Feb. 26, 2022.

 

MARCH - Month of the Military Caregiver - Community Service Month – Women’s History Month

Mar 1, 2022 (Tue) - Executive Committee Meeting 7 pm at Post 626

Eagle Scout Nomination Packets Due to Department 

Mar 2 (Wed) – Ash Wednesday and Texas Independence Day

Mar 3 (Thurs) - Navy Reserve Birthday

Mar 4 (Fri) – Mardi Gras

Mar 5 (Sat) - Seabee Birthday

Mar 12, 2022 (Sat) - Coffee Tour – 7 am start at HEB Post 379 return 5 pm

Mar 13 (Sun) - K 9 Veterans (1942 K9 Corps) - Daylight Saving Time starts

Mar 13-19 – National Creative Arts Therapy Week

Mar 15 – 17 American Legion Birthday

Mar 17 (Thurs) - St. Patrick's Day

Mar 18-19 (Friday to Saturday) - Mansfield Pickle Parade

The World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade & Palooza

Mar 20 (Sun) – International Day of Happiness

Mar 21 – Rosie the Riveter Day

Mar 26, 2022 (Sat) - Cowtown Great American Cleanup

Mar 26, 2022 (Sat) – Handley Craft Fair

Mar 29 (Tues) - Vietnam Veterans Day

 

April - Month of the Military Child - Children & Youth Month

Fort Worth Aviation Museum Hops and Props

 

Apr 1 (Fri) - April Fools Day

Apr 5 (Tues) - Gold Star Wives Day

Apr 7 to 10, 2022 (Thurs-Sun) - Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

Apr 9, 2022 (Sat) - American Legion Post 624 Annual Spring Fling Poker Run

Apr 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday

Apr 14 (Thurs) - Air Force Reserve Birthday

Apr 14. 2022 (Thurs) - Passover Eve

Apr 15, 2022 (2 days before Easter) - Good Friday

Apr 15 – Purple UP! Day for military children

Apr 16, 2022 (Sat) – Passover begins

Apr 16, 2022 (Sat) – District 12 Spring Convention at Mansfield Post 624

SPRING CONVENTION CALL | SPRING CONVENTION REGESTRATION FORM | DISTRICT CERTIFICATION OF DELEGATES FORM

Apr 17, 2022 (Sun) – Easter Sunday

Apr 18, 2022 (Third Monday in April) - Patriots’ Day (Battle of Lexington & Concord)

Apr 20, 2022 (Wed) - Medal of Honor motorcade from DFW Airport to Gainesville

Apr 20 to 24, 2022 - Gainesville Medal of Honor Host City Program Events

Apr 23 (Sat) - Medal of Honor Parade in Gainesville starts at 10:00 a.m.

Apr 22 (Fri) - Earth Day

Apr 23 (Sat) - Army Reserve Birthday

Apr 30 (Sat) - National Military Brats Day

Apr 30, 2022 (Sat) - Hops and Props 2022

 

MAY - National Military Appreciation Month

Dates to be determined:

Girls State Orientation

MIKE GARLINGTON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Memorial Day Picnic for Veterans Shelters; 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Carry The Load DALLAS MEMORIAL MARCH

 

May (1st week in May) – Public Service Recognition Week

May 1, 2022 (Sun) - Law Day & Loyalty Day & Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 5 (Thurs) – Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2022 (First Thurs) – National Day of Prayer

May 5-8, 2022: Mayfest in Fort Worth, TX (began in 1973)

May 6, 2022 (Fri) - Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 7 (Sat) –Audie Murphy Day in Greenville

May 8 (2nd Sun in May) - Mother's Day

May 8 (Sun) - VE (Victory in Europe) Day

May 10, 2022 (Tues) - Boys State Orientation at South Fort Worth Post 569 at 1900

May 14, 2022 (Sat) - Division Convention at Emanuel L. Young Post 838

May 15 (Sun) – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15-21, 2022 - Peace Officers Memorial week

May 18-28, 2022 - CA to DC RFTW XXXII RUN FOR THE WALL Southern Route

May 20-22, 2022 - Main Street Fest in Grapevine, TX (began in 1985)

May 21 (3rd Saturday in May) - Armed Forces Day

May 21, 2022 (Saturday) – Classic Car and Motorcycle show, Post 379 noon to 4 pm

May 27 (Friday before Memorial Day) - National Poppy Day

May 30, 2022 (last Monday in May) - Memorial Day (flag half staff until noon)

(All to be confirmed)

8:30 am - Forrest Hill Memorial Day Ceremony

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

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

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

10 am Veterans Park, 8901 Clifford St, White Settlement, TX 76108

10 am Lake Worth Multi-Purpose Facility, 7005 Charbonneau Rd., Lake 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

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

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 

June - Graduations

Girls State Bus Send Off in Irving, Texas; Legion Rider escort to Waco

Jun or Jul (Saturday) – Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride,

 

Jun 6 (Mon) - D-Day - World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France

Jun 12 (Sun) - Boys State Bus Send Off at 10:00 am – Legion Rider escort to Waco

Jun 12-17, 2022 - Texas Boys State  at the University of Texas at Austin

- The new tuition amount for Boys State is $330 per participant and the bus fee is $75 - that means that the new amount for our Boys Staters is $455 (tuition, bus and $50 for food, extra t-shirts and filing fees)

Jun 14 (Tues) – Army Birthday – Flag Day

Flag Retirement Ceremony at Benbrook Post 297

Flag Retirement Ceremony 6:30 pm at Mansfield Post 624

Flag Retirement 7:00 pm at Arlington Elks Lodge (Post 60) Boy Scout Troop 396

Jun 16, 2022 (Wed) – Boys State Parents night

Jun 17-19, 2022 (Fri – Sun) - Annual Dept. of Texas ALR State Rally (at Post 624) - All the details

Jun 19 (Sun) – Emancipation Day - Juneteenth

Jun 19 (3rd Sunday in June) – Fathers Day

Jun 19-25, 2022 – Girls State “Learn by Doing Experience” at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. 

Jun 23 (Thurs) - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

Jun 27, 2022 (Mon) - National PTSD Awareness Day

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July

July 4 (Mon) - Independence Day

2022 Arlington Texas Parade Starts at 9 am

Rocking Fort Worth 4th event

Not confirmed events:

Waxahachie’s Parade starts at 10 am

Granbury’s Parade starts at 10 am

GRAND PRAIRIE Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration: July 4th @ 3:00pm

MANSFIELD Rockin' 4th of July 7:00pm to 10:00pm

White Lake Hills Forth of July Parade

 

Jul 11-17 (Wed-Sun) - Department Convention in Austin

Jul 27 (Wed) – National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (1953)

Jul 29 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

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August

The American Legion Baseball World Series

 

Aug 4 (Thurs) - Coast Guard Birthday

Aug 7 (Sun) - Purple Heart Day

Aug 5-7, 2022 (Fri, Sat and Sun) - TAX FREE WEEKEND

Aug 5 (first Fri of every Aug) - International Beer Day

Aug 14 (Sun) – National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 21, 2022 (third Sun of Aug) - National Senior Citizens Day

Aug 26 – Sep 1, 2022 – American Legion National Convention Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aug 29 (Mon) - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

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SEPTEMBER - National Disaster Preparedness & National Suicide Prevention Month

Sep 2 (Fri) - VJ Day

Sep 5, 2022 (1st Mon in Sep) - Labor Day

Sep 11 (Mon) - Patriot Day (Terrorists’ Attack 2001)

Sep 11, 2022 – (first Sun of Sep after Labor Day) Grandparents Day

Sep 16, 2022 – (third Fri of Sep) POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 17 (Sat) – Constitution Day (1787)

Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride

Sep 18 (Sun) - Air Force Birthday (1957)

Sep 21 – 25, 2022 – DEC in Austin, Texas

Sep 25 (last Sunday of Sept) - Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

Sep 30 (Fri) - American Indian Heritage Day In Texas

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October

OCW Cruse

District 12 Fall Convention (ALA only last year)

Handley Fest and Crime Prevention Fair

 

Oct 3, 2022 (first Tues in Oct) – Texas National Night Out

Oct 9, 2022 (Sun) – Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Breakfast at Post 379

Oct 10 (2nd Mon in Oct) - Columbus Day (1492)

Oct 10, 2022 (2nd Mon in Oct) - American Airlines Sky Ball XIII

Oct 13 (Thurs) - Navy Birthday

Oct. 22-23, 2022 (Sat-Sun) - Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

Oct 26 (Wed) - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27 (Thurs) – Navy Day

Oct 31(Mon) - Halloween

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NovemberMilitary Family Month, Warrior Care Month

Native American Heritage Month

 

Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down

Annual Massing of the Colors, MOWW

November Audie Murphy Parade, Farmersville

(Monday) – Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night

Annual Mid-Cities Stamp Expo; Grapevine Convention Center

Toys for Tots kick off

 

Nov 4-6, 2022 (Fri – Sun) - Youth Cadet Law Enforcement at Post 569

Nov 6, 2022 (Sun) - Daylight Saving Time ends

Ft Worth Massing of the Colors

Nov 8, 2022 (2nd Tues in Nov) – Election Day

Nov 10 (Thurs) - Marine Corps Birthday

Nov 11 (Fri) - Veterans Day

Veterans Breakfast: 7:00 am at Post 838?

TARRANT COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program

Flag Retirement Ceremony; 5:15 pm at Post 516

 

TBD – most likely Sat Nov 12, 2022

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade

Mansfield Veterans Day Parade

Haltom City Veterans Park Dedication

Trophy Club Veterans Park Dedication

 

Nov 17, 2022 (Thurs) – RecruitMilitary’s Dallas Veterans Job Fair

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Nov 19 (Sat) - World Toilet Day

Nov 20, 2022 (Sun) – Fort Worth Parade of Lights 6 pm

Nov 24, 2022 (4th Thurs in Nov) - Thanksgiving Day

Nov 24, 2022 (Thurs) - National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off

Nov 25 (Fri) - Native American Heritage Day

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DECEMBER

Dec or Jan - Armed Forces Bowl (Veterans free tickets)

Veterans Village at the Armed Forces bowl

Dec - Holiday & Heroes for NAS holidaysandheroes.org

 

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

Dec 7 (Wed) – Pearl Harbor Day

Dec 13 (Tues)  - National Guard Birthday

Dec 17, 2022 (Sat) - National Wreaths Across America

Dec 19 (Mon) Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)

Dec 24 (Sat) - Christmas Eve

Dec 25 (Sun) - Christmas Day

Dec 26 (Mon) Kwanzaa (first day)

Dec 28 (Wed) - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant

Dec 31 (Sat) - New Year's Eve

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Significant Months

March – Month of the Military Caregiver

April – Month of the Military Child

May – National Military Appreciation Month

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

November – Military Family Month, Warrior Care Month

 

DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS CONVENTION Future Dates 

2023 – July 10 – 16 - Austin, Texas

2024 – July 10 – 14 - Austin, Texas

2025 – July 9 – 13 - Austin, Texas

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Future Texas Fall DEC Dates:

September 20 – 24, 2023 - Austin, Texas

September 18 – 22, 2024 - Austin, Texas

September 17 – 21, 2025 - Austin, Texas

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American Legion National Convention Future Dates and Locations

Charlotte, NC – August 25 – 31, 2023

New Orleans, LA – August 23 – 29, 2024

Tampa Bay, FL – August 22 – 28, 2025

Louisville, KY – August 28 – September 3, 2026

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Last update 5/7/2022