Our Post 516 and area coming events

 

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Normal meeting schedule:

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516: first Tuesday at 7PM

Post 516 Executive Board: first Thursday at 7PM

American Legion Riders: first Friday at 8PM

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

American Legion General Membership: 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 2 pm at the post

 

AUGUST 2019

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

Aug 2 (Friday) – Legion Riders meeting at 8pm

Aug 6 (Tuesday) – Auxiliary Meeting at 7:00 pm

Aug 7 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Aug 8 (Thursday) - DAV and RecruitMilitary Dallas Veterans Job Fair from 11am to 3pm at AT&T Stadium. Free event for veterans, spouses, National Guard and Reservists. 
Aug 10 (Saturday) – District Staff Coordination Meeting, 9:00 am at Post 838

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

Aug 14 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion meeting at 7:00 PM

Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Aug 15 (Thursday) – American Legion General Membership meeting at 7PM

Aug 18 (Sunday) - Post 516 family Planning Committee Meeting at 3pm.   

Aug 21 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Aug 23 - 29, 2019- The American Legion National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 100th birthday of The American Legion
Aug 28 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Sep 3 (Tuesday) – Auxiliary Meeting at 7:00 pm

Sep 4 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

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

Sep 6 (Friday) – Legion Riders meeting at 8pm

Sep 9 (Monday) – District DEC, 7pm at Post 516

Sep 11 (Wednesday) - Sons of The American Legion meeting at 7:00 PM

Darts starting at 7:00 pm

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

Post 516 Fish Fry at Post 516 (more details to come)

Sep 15 (Sunday) - Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication, Keller TX

Sep 18 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Sep 19 (Thursday) – American Legion General Membership meeting at 7PM

Sep 25 (Wednesday) – Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Sep 26 – 29, 2019 - Department DEC in Austin

Sep 28 (Saturday) – NEW DATE details Texas Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride

 

 

 

2019 Planning dates:

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

Oct 1, 2019 -National Night Out  

The Fort Worth Police Department invites all residents to participate in the 36th annual “National Night Out” celebration on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Residents are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with their neighbors, police officers and other City personnel. Neighborhood Crime Watch groups, Citizens on Patrol groups, Neighborhood Associations and other neighborhood groups are encouraged to host events during this year’s “National Night Out”. Register Now!

 

Oct 10 Thursday) – Potential Home Depot Volunteers scheduled work at post (our members welcome to work with them).

Oct 12 (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

HandleyFest from 10am to 9pm unless something changes.

Oct 19 (Saturday) - 4th Annual 22Kill Ride and Rally 2019, at 1 PM – 9 PM, Maverick Harley-Davidson, 1845 North Interstate 35E, Carrollton, Texas 75006

Nov 9 (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Nov 10 (Sunday) - Massing of the Colors – 2:30 pm at Trimble Technical High School in Ft Worth

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

Nov 16 (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade debrief (10:00am) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Nov 20 (Wednesday) - Annual Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down, 8am to 1pm

Resource Connection Gym, 2300 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119

Dec 2 (Monday) – District DEC 7:00 pm at Post 467

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2020 Planning 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

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 8/15/2019