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.

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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

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

Doors open at 6 PM

 

APRIL 2018 Children & Youth Month | Month of the Military Child

DARTS every Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm

April 1 (Sunday) – Easter (skip April Fools Day this year)

April 3 (Tuesday) - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 6PM

April 4 (Wednesday) – Gold Star Wives Day & MoH escort from DFW Airport

April 5 (Thursday) - Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

April 6 (Friday) - American Legion Riders meeting at 8PM

April 7 (Saturday) – Medal of Honor Parade in Gainesville starts at 10:00 am

April 11 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516 meeting at 7PM

April 14 - Air Force Reserve Birthday

April 18 – National Lineman Appreciation Day

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

April 19-22 – Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

 

April 21 – District 12 Spring Convention at Post 838 (map)

Convention Call – Convention registration - Delegate Certification

(Convention Joint Session brochure and business schedule when available)

 

          Memorial Service for Bill Crock; Post 516 starting at 6:00 pm

            Post 516 Car Show

 

April 23 - Army Reserves Birthday

April 28 (Arbor Day) – Hops and Props at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Bike and Car Show at Post 516 (with bike games) 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

 

MAY 2018 National Military Appreciation Month (Month to showcase ALA poppies)

DARTS every Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm

May 1 (Tuesday) - Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day 

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 6PM

May 2 (Thursday) - Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

May 4 (Friday) - American Legion Riders meeting at 8PM

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo & National Day of Prayer

May 6 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 7 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at Post 516

May 8 - VE Day (Victory in Europe)

May 11 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother’s Day)

May 13 (Sunday) – Mothers Day

May 14 - Boys State Registration Ends and Wait List Begins

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 – Boys State Orientation, 7:00 pm at Post 569

May 16 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516 meeting at 7PM

May 17 (Thurs) – Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

Post Officer Elections

May 16-25 - RUN FOR THE WALL Southern Route leaves from California

May 19 (Saturday) – Armed Forces Day

[May (date TBD) – Pre Memorial Day Cookout for Fort Worth Veteran Homes]

[May 26 - Congress to designated May 26, 2017, as National Poppy Day]

May 27 (Sunday) – Carry The Load DALLAS MEMORIAL MARCH

            [potential car show]

May 28 (Monday) – Memorial Day

8:30 am in Forrest Hill to 6:30 pm at Mount Olivet Cemetery

3:00 pm – The National Moment of Remembrance moment of silence

6:00 pm - HALTOM CITY MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION at Post 655

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 

JUNE 2018

Month of June 2018 – American Legion Baseball Period

DARTS every Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm

June 1 (Friday) - American Legion Riders meeting at 8PM

June 4 – Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay at Post 655

June 5 (Tuesday) - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 6PM

June 6 – D-Day

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

Sunday, 10 June 2018 – Friday, 15 June 2018 Texas Boys State

June 10 (Sunday) Boys State Bus Send Off at 10:00 am – leaving from Post 569, Girls State Bus Send Off in Irving, Texas

Jun 13 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516 meeting at 7PM

Jun 14 – U.S. Army birthday – Flag Day

Flag Retirement Ceremonies at Benbrook Post 297 & Mansfield Post 624

Jun 17 (Sunday) – Fathers Day

Jun 19 – Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day

June 21 (Thursday) - Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

Jun 23 (Saturday) - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

            POST 516 FAMILY INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Jun 24 (Sunday) – car show

 

JULY 2018

DARTS every Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm

July 3 (Tuesday) - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 6PM

July 4 (Wednesday) – Independence Day

July 5 (Thursday) - Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

July 6 (Friday) - American Legion Riders meeting at 8PM

July 11 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516 meeting at 7PM

July 11-15 2018 Department Convention at San Antonio, Texas

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

17-22 Jul 18 - Nationals (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter) in Colorado Springs

July 28 (Saturday) – car show

July 29 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

 

AUGUST 2018

DARTS every Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm

Aug 2 (Thursday) - Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

Aug 3 (Friday) - American Legion Riders meeting at 8PM

Aug 4 - Coast Guard Birthday

Aug 7 (Tuesday) - Purple Heart Day

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 6PM

Aug 8 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516 meeting at 7PM

Aug 14 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day

Aug 16 (Thursday) - Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

Aug 24 – 30: The American Legion 100th National Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aug 25 (Saturday) – car show

Aug 29 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 National Disaster Preparedness Month

DARTS every Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm

Sept 3 (Monday) – Labor Day

Sep 4 (Tuesday) - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 6PM

Sep 6 (Thursday) - Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

Sep 7 (Friday) - American Legion Riders meeting at 8PM

Sep 9 – Grandparents Day

Sep 11 – Patriot Day National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 12 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516 meeting at 7PM

Sep 17 – Constitution Day

Sep 20 (Thursday) - Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

Sep 20 – 23, DEC

Sep 29 (Saturday) – car show

 

OCTOBER 2018

DARTS every Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm

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

Oct 2 (Tuesday) - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 6PM

Oct 4 (Thursday) - Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

Oct 5 (Friday) - American Legion Riders meeting at 8PM

Oct 6 (Saturday) - ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624 starting at noon

Oct 7 (Sunday) – Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Breakfast at Post 379

Oct 10 (Wednesday) – Columbus Day

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516 meeting at 7PM

Oct 13 - Navy Birthday

Oct 18 (Thursday) - Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

Oct 21 to 28 – OCW Cruse

Oct 26 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27 – Navy Day

Oct 28 (Sunday) – car show

Oct 31 – Halloween

 

NOVEMBER 2018 - Military Family Month

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DARTS every Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm

Nov 1 (Thursday) - Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

Nov 2 (Friday) - American Legion Riders meeting at 8PM

Nov 6 (Tuesday) - General Election

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 6PM

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

Nov 11 (Sunday) – Veterans Day

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program, 3 pm

Massing of the Colors First Presbyterian Church, Ft Worth, 2:30 pm

Nov 14 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516 meeting at 7PM

Nov 15 (Thursday) - Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

 [Nov ? - 10th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down 9am to 2pm]

Nov 22 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off

Nov 25 (Sunday) – car show

 

DECEMBER 2018

DARTS every Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm

Dec 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

[Dec ? – Toys for Tots kick off]

Dec 4 (Tuesday) - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 6PM

Dec 6 (Thursday) - Post 516 Executive Board meeting at 7PM

Dec 7 – (Friday) – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

American Legion Riders meeting at 8PM

Dec 12 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion Squadron 516 meeting at 7PM

Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

[Dec ? - National Wreaths Across America]

Dec 20 (Thursday) - Post 516 General Membership meeting at 7PM

Dec 25 – Christmas Day

[Dec ? – Armed Forces Bowl]

Dec 31 – New Years Eve

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2019 Planning dates:

Future DEC Dates:

January 24 – 27, 2019

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 4/3/2018