Our Post 516 and area coming events

 

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

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Normal meeting schedule:

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516: first Tuesday at 6PM

Post 516 Executive Board: first Thursday at 7PM

American Legion Riders: first Friday at 8PM

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

American Legion: third Thursday at 7PM

 

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 open Tues. to Fri. 7 am to 2 pm, Sat. 7 am to 1 pm

Sunday Brunch from 10 am to 4 pm at the post

 

APRIL 2019 Children & Youth Month - Month of the Military Child

Up to your elbows in alligators?  Texas Alligator Season begins Apr. 1.

Apr 1 (Monday) – April Fools Day

Apr 3 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Apr 5 – Gold Star Spouses Day

            Karaoke by Crash, Post 516 starting at 9:00 pm

Apr 6 (Saturday) – Chili Cook Off 9 am to 6 pm at Post 655 (cancelled)

Apr 8 (Monday) – Rock and Roll Bingo 6 to 8 pm at Post 379

Apr 10 (Wednesday) – Medal of Honor Recipient Motorcade

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516: 7:00 PM

Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Apr 11-14 - MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival

Apr 13 (Saturday) – Medal of Honor Parade in Gainesville starts at 10:00 am

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

Spring Fling Poker Run (11:00am) benefit starting at Mansfield Post 624 (pdf for printing)

VETERANS BENEFIT FAIR, 10:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.; Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas TX 75216; 800-252-8387\800-849-3597

Pop Kuehner Memorial Dart Tournament at Benbrook Post 297 starts at 1:00 pm

Karaoke with dirty Harry at Mansfield Post 624

Apr 14 (Sunday) – Air Force Reserve Birthday

Apr 17 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Apr 18 (Thursday) – National Lineman Appreciation Day

Apr 19 - Annual SAL Fish & Chicken Fry at Benbrook Post 297 starts at 6:00 pm

Apr 20 (Saturday) – Benefit Dinner for Jeff Perkins, Candidate for Department Commander at Benbrook Post 297 starts at 6:00 pm

Apr 21 (Sunday) - Easter

Apr 22 (Monday) - Earth Day

Early voting for Tarrant County and municipalities elections (April 22 to April 30)

Apr 23 - Army Reserves Birthday

Apr 24 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Apr 26 – Arbor Day

Apr 27 (Saturday) – First Division Convention in Dallas (details) (registration) (SAL delegate certification)

5th annual Hops and Props Veterans Recognition and Craft Beer Festival (FLYER)

SEIKH Ride for Veteran and Police benefit

The Justin Hunter Band at Mansfield Post 624

 

MAY 2019 National Military Appreciation Month (Month to showcase ALA poppies)

May 1 (Wednesday) –  2019 – Silver Star Banner Day – Loyalty Day

Darts starting at 7:00 pm

May 2 to May 5 – Mayfest in Fort Worth (volunteer opportunities available)

May 3 (Friday) – Karaoke by Crash, Post 516 starting at 9:00 pm

May 4 – Election Day for Joint General and Special Election 

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo & National Day of Prayer

May 8 - VE Day (Victory in Europe)

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516: 7:00 PM

Darts starting at 7:00 pm

May 5 to 11 - Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)

May 10 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother’s Day)

May 11 (Saturday) – 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.

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

May 12 (Sunday) – Mothers Day

May 14 – Boys State Orientation; 7:00 pm at Post 569

May 15 (Wednesday) – Peace Officers Memorial Day

Darts starting at 7:00 pm

May 18 (Saturday) – Armed Forces Day Observed on the third Saturday every May

May 22 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

May 24 (Friday)- American Legion Family National Poppy Day  [In 2017 Congress to designated May 26 (a Friday) as National Poppy Day]

May 27 (Monday) – Memorial Day Learn more about Memorial Day here.

May 29 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

 

2019 Planning dates:

 

Live Wrestling at Post 655! The 2nd and 4th Fridays! 1900 hrs!

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

 

Jun 3 - 4 (Monday) – District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 60

Jun 7 (Wednesday) - Karaoke by Crash, Post 516 starting at 9:00 pm

Jun - 9 – Boys State send off from Post 569 (event is from Jun 9 to 14, 2019)

Jun 14 – Flag Day

Jun 21-23 - 2019 ALR State Rally in Elm Mott, TX

Jul 9 to 14 - 101st DEPARTMENT CONVENTION – IRVING, TEXAS

[July 13 (Saturday) – Help us get a Tarrant County presence in the convention]

Aug 23 - 29, 2019- The American Legion National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 100th birthday of The American Legion
Sep 9 (Monday) – District DEC 7:00 pm at Post?

Sep 26 – 29, 2019 - Department DEC in Austin

Nov 11, 2019 (Monday) – Veterans Day Parade; theme is American Legion and Auxiliary, MOWW and Fort Worth Parade Centennials

Dec 2 (Monday) – District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 516

 

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

Important military holidays and observances for 2019 January 2, 2019 | By Teresa Verity

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 – A holiday to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States.

March 29, 2019 – Vietnam Veterans Day – A national holiday to recognize and honor Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War. Learn more about Vietnam Veterans Day here.

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

 

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:

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 4/4/2019