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

Sep 3 (Thursday) – Post Executive Board meeting at 7 pm

Sep 5 (Saturday) – SAL meeting at 1100 and Riders meeting at noon (ride to follow)

Sep 7 (Monday) – Labor Day

Labor Day Ride details on our BULLETIN BOARD


Sep 8 (Tuesday) – 12th District DEC meeting on ZOOM at 1900 (see district schedule for log in)

Sep 11 (Friday) – Patriots Day

Sep 12 (Saturday) – Pancakes with the Commanders and President: 8 am to 11 am

Tarrant County Veterans Council Parade meeting 10 am

District 12 Legion Riders meeting at noon

Sep 13 (Sunday) – Grandparents Day

Sep 17 (Thursday) – Constitution Day Post General Membership meeting at 7 pm

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



Oct 3 (Saturday) – SAL meeting at 11 am; Legion Riders meeting at noon

Oct 4 (Sunday) - American Legion Post 516 First Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Oct 10 (Saturday) – Pancakes with the Commanders and President: 8 am to 11 am

Tarrant County Veterans Council Parade meeting 10 am

Oct 12 (Monday) – Columbus Day

Oct 17 (Saturday) – SAL Fish Fry starting again, details to follow

United States Submarine Veterans Cowtown Base meeting at noon


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


Oct 27 (Tuesday) – Navy Day



We are normally part of a really great Homeless Veterans Stand Down this month (cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation)

Nov 7 (Saturday) – Early Bird Dinner (Family Members get your 2021 dues paid before this date and eat free).

Tarrant County Veterans Council Parade meeting 10 am

Nov 8 (Sunday) – 40th Annual Local Massing of the Colors, 2:30 pm (virtual for 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation)

Nov 11 (Wednesday) – Veterans Day – Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade

Flag retirement at Dusk

Nov 14 (Saturday) – Tarrant County Veterans Council Parade meeting 10 am

Oct 10 (Saturday) – Pancakes with the Commanders and President: 8 am to 11 am

Tarrant County Veterans Council Parade meeting 10 am

Grand Opening, National Viet Nam War Museum, Phase 1 – 11:00 am

12685 Mineral Wells Hwy (US 180), Weatherford, TX 76088

Public · Hosted by National Vietnam War Museum

Nov 18 to 21 - Congressional Medal of Honor (CMOH) Convention in Fort Worth

Nov 18 (Thursday) - Tarrant County Vietnam-era Memorial Groundbreaking  - Time To Be Announced

Nov 22 (Sunday) – Fort Worth Parade of Lights   https://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/

Nov 26 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day



Dec 5 (Saturday)  - DEC at Fort Worth Post 838 at 1900 with the District Christmas Party immediately following 

Dec 22-30; 2020:   Happy Chanukah

Dec 25 (Friday) – Christmas


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 9/5/2020