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

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 National Disaster Preparedness Month

Sep 2 (Saturday) - ALA Unit 838 Charter Anniversary Celebration and Appreciation Day at 2:00 pm
Sep 4th (Monday) – Labor Day / V-J Day

Sep 9th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am)

Sep 10th – (Sunday) Grandparents Day

Sep 11th – Patriot Day – 16 years - National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 15th – National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 17th – Constitution Day

Sep 18 - Air Force Birthday

Sep 21 – 24, 2017 - Fall DEC in Austin

Sep 24 (Sunday) - Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

Sep 30 (Saturday) – Trinity Trash Bash

            Vinny and the Jets playing at Post 516 starting at 7:30 pm

 

OCTOBER 2017

Oct 1st (Sunday) – Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Breakfast at Post 379

Oct 7th (Saturday) - ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624 starting at noon

American Legion Military Appreciation celebration

Oct. 7 and 8

Scarecrow Festival every October www.chappellhillmuseum.org in Chappell Hill Texas (Chappell Hill, Texas is located on Hwy. 290 between Houston and Austin)

Crazy Water Festival in Mineral Wells every year on the second saturday in October http://drinkcrazywater.com/cw/

Oct 9th (Monday) – Columbus Day

Oct 13, 2016 - Navy Birthday

Oct 14th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Annual Handley Street Festival Saturday, 10am-9pm.

Oct 26, 2016 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27th (Friday) – Navy Day

          Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Post 516 (details and buy tickets on line)

Oct 28th (Saturday) – District 12 Fall Convention, 7:00 am at Arlington Post 60

Oct 31st – Halloween

 

NOVEMBER 2017 - Military Family Month

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Nov 4th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) (Last chance to register your entry)

Sun Nov 5, 2017Daylight Saving Time ends

November 10, 2016 - Marine Corps Birthday

Nov 11th (Saturday) – Veterans Day

8:00 am to 1:00 pm TARRANT COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program, 3 pm

November 11 - Armistice Day (France), Remembrance Day (Britain), Remembrance Day (Canada)

Nov 12th (Sunday) – Massing of the Colors (?)

Nov 13th (Monday) – Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night; 5 to 9 pm

Nov 15th (Wednesday) - 9th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down; 9am to 1pm

Nov 18th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade debriefing

Nov 23rd (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off

 

DECEMBER 2017

Dec 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

Dec?  – Toys for Tots kick off

Dec 4 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at Post 60

Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 9 – Texas Toy Run

District Christmas Party; 7:00 pm at Post 516

Dec ? SNOWBALL EXPRESS

Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

Dec 16 - National Wreaths Across America

In addition to the National Cemetery we have two local Cemeteries that qualify.

They both need help and have an established group we can help or partner with.

Emerald Hills Memorial Park (TXEHMP) at 500 W Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060 (2,000 graves)

Nelson Cemetery (TXNCAZ) at 121 E Reno Rd, Azle, TX 76020 (20 graves)

Dec 25th – Christmas Day

Dec 31 (Sunday) – New Years Eve

 

2018 Planning dates:

 

JANUARY 2018

01 January 2018 to 31 January 2018 – District Level Oratorical Competition period

Jan 1 – Boys State Registration Opens

Jan 1 (Monday) – New Years Day

Jan 8 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at Post TBD

Jan 13 (Saturday) – District Oratorical Contest, noon at Post 356

Jan 13 to Feb 4 – Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Jan 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 29 (Monday) – Fort Worth Stock Show Military Day?

Jan 25 – 28 DEC

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 01 February 2018 to 15 February 2018 – Division Level Oratorical Competition period

Syperbowl?

Feb 4 (Sunday) – Scout Sunday

Feb 4-USO Birthday & Four Chaplains Day (first Sunday in February)

Feb 5 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at Post TBD

Feb 14 – Valentines Day

Feb 19 (Monday) – Presidents Day

Department Level Oratorical Competition at Post 159 in Bryan, Texas

 

MARCH 2018 Community Service Month | Month of the Military Caregiver

Mar 1 – Eagle Scout of the Year Nominations are due to Department

Mar 2– Texas Independence Day

Mar 3 Navy Reserves Birthday

Mar 5 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at Post 655

Mar 8 – International Women's Day

Mar 15 to 17 – American Legion Birthday

Mar 17 (Sat) – St Patrick’s Day

Coffee Tour / Membership Drive starting from Post 655

 

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

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

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

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

April 14 - Air Force Reserve Birthday

April 18 – National Lineman Appreciation Day

April 19-22 – Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

April 21 – District 12 Spring Convention at Post 838

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)

May 1 - Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day 

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 16-25 - 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

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

June 4 – Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay at Post 655

June 6 – D-Day

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 14 – U.S. Army birthday – Flag Day

Flag Retirement Ceremonies at Benbrook Post 297 & Mansfield Post 624

Jun 17 (Sunday) – Fathers Day

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

June 23 (Friday) - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

Last update 9/21/2017