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
first Friday at 8PM (*First Saturday at noon until
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)
OPEN AGAIN GREAT FOOD AT GREAT PRICES BY GREAT PEOPLE FOR A GREAT CAUSE
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
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*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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
University Interscholastic League (all public high schools) Speech and Debate Coordinator - Jana Riggins - email@example.com
National Speech and Debate Association North TX Longhorns - Dave Huston - Colleyville Heritage HS - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 Years 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,
August 27 - September 2, 2021 - Phoenix, Arizona
August 26 - September 1, 2022 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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 Mothers and Familys 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