Our Post 516 and area coming events

 

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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

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

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March 2020 – Month of the Military Caregiver

Mar 2 (Monday) – District 12 DEC, 7 pm at Post 626 (District Delegate Certification Form)

Mar 3 - primary elections

Four Chaplains Day 

The 77th anniversary of the sinking of the United States Army Transport Dorchester and the selfless acts of four Army chaplains aboard. The Dorchester tragically sunk on Feb. 3, 1943.

Legion Guidelines for honoring the Four Chaplains

Excellent article about the Four Chaplains, the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, and more.

Mar 4 (Wednesday) - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 7PM

Darts starting at 7:00 pm

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

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

Mar 8 – spring forward: Daylight Saving Time 2020; begins Sunday, March 8; ends Sunday, November 1

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

Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Mar 13 - K-9 Veterans Day – The date is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps and a day to honor their service.

--- Corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic declared

Non essential businesses closed until end of month

Quarantine at home if at all possible

Mar 14 (Saturday) – Today has been cancelled until further notice

Membership (Coffee) Tour starting at Post 379 CNX due to public safety concerns

Bike and Car Show at Post 516 postponed due ti weather

Karaoke at Post 624 CNX due to public safety concerns

Mar 15 (Sunday) – Post Family Planning Meeting at 3 pm

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

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

Mar 20 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter CNX due to public safety concerns.

Mar 20 - Eagle Scout Nomination Packets Due to Department 

Mar 21 (Saturday) – Memorial Service for Carroll Scruggs at 2 pm postponed to a later date

Fish Fry at Post 516, 5:00 pm CNX due to public safety concerns

Mar 25 (Wednesday) – Medal of Honor Day

Darts starting at 7:00 pm CNX due to public safety concerns

Mar 28 (Saturday) –

Chili Cook Off at Haltom City Post 655 from 1 to 3 pm CNX due to public safety concerns

Handley Fest from noon to 4:00 pm

Dinner and Dance at Post 516 starting at 5 pm CNX due to public safety concerns

Mar 29 - Vietnam Veterans Day

--- Corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic declaration extended for 30 days

Non essential businesses closed until end of month

Quarantine at home if at all possible

Apr 1 (Wednesday) – American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516 meeting at 7PM

April Fools Day Darts starting at 7:00 pm

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

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

Apr 4 (Saturday) – Spring Fling Poker Fun Run, CNX - Post 624– postponed to a later date TBD

            Cowtown Annual Great American Cleanup and Earth Party

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

Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Apr 12 - Easter

Apr 15 (Wednesday) - Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Apr 15 – 18, 2020 (Wednesday through Saturday) - Medal of Honor Host City 2020 Schedule

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

Apr 17 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Apr 18 (Saturday) – Parking Lot Sale from 8 am to 3 pm at Post 516

Fish Fry at Post 516, 5:00 pm

Apr 22 (Wednesday) - Darts starting at 7:00 pm

Apr 24 (Friday) - JROTC Pass-in-Review, 10:00am at Farrington Field.

Apr 25 (Saturday) - District Convention Post 838, registration and breakfast at 0700, start at 0900 (Call) (Registration)

Hops and Props – postponed to a later date TBD

Apr 29 (Wednesday) - Darts starting at 7:00 pm

 

More 2020 Planning dates:

May 9 (Saturday) – Doc and Georgia wedding and social from 2 to 7 pm

May 10 – Mother’s Day

May 15 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

May 16 – Armed Forces Day

Division Convention @ Mount Vernon Post 243 - registration at 0730, start at 0900

Fish Fry at Post 516, 5:00 pm

May 22 (Friday) – National Poppy Day

May 25 (Monday) - Memorial Day

 

Jun 1 - DEC @ Southlake Post 14 at 1900

Jun 14 (Sunday) – Flag Day

Jun 19 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Jun 20-21 (3rd weekend in June) - American Legion Riders state rally - Texhoma in 2020, Mansfield in 2021

Jun 20 (Saturday) - Fish Fry at Post 516, 5:00 pm

Jun 21 (Sunday) – Fathers Day

 

Jul 4 (Saturday) – Independence Day

Jul 8 to 12 - Department Convention in Austin at the Renaissance Hotel

Jul 17 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

 

Aug 21 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

 

Sep 7 (Monday) – Labor Day

Sep 11 (Friday) – Patriots Day

Sep 13 (Sunday) – Grandparents Day

Sep 17 (Thursday) – Constitution Day

Sep 18 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

 

Oct 12 (Monday) – Columbus Day

Oct 16 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Oct 27 (Tuesday) – Navy Day

 

Nov 11 (Wednesday) – Veterans Day

Nov 20 (Friday) - Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans -Tarrant County Chapter

If you are a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran and need legal assistance, call 817.546.4460 for an appointment to a monthly legal clinic.

Nov 26 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

 

Dec 22-30; 2020:   Happy Chanukah

Dec 25 (Friday) – Christmas

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Membership target dates

Jan 8 - 80%

Feb 12 - 85%

Mar 1 - Cut off for 345s to be added to the Green Bar 

Mar 11 - 90%

Apr 8 - 95%

May 13 - 100%

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Americanism Dates

Baseball

Jan 1 - Registration Opens

May 15 - Insurance Registration Deadline

Jun 25 - Team Registration Deadline

Jul 15 - Scholarship Applications Due/District Champion (19U) Determined

Aug 1 - Department Tournament Deadline

 

Boy Scouts of America

Feb 9 - Scout Sunday

Mar 20 - Eagle Scout Nomination Packets Due to Department 

Oct 30 - NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) Scholarship cut off

 

Boys State

Jan 1 - Registration Opens

May 12 - Registration Ends and Wait List Begins

May 12 - Orientation at Post 569 at 7pm

Jun 07-12 - Program Dates

 

Junior Shooting

Feb 1 - First round postal targets and payment due date (Individual Precision, Individual Sporter and Team State Championship)

Mar 31 - Second round postal targets and payment due date (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter Qualification, and Team Nationals)

Jul 27 - Aug 1 - Nationals in Colorado Springs (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter

 

Oratorical

Jan 11, 2020 - District Oratorical Competition at Post 356 at 1300

Jan 18 - Feb 9 - Division Oratorical Competition in Frisco ISD Administration Building at 0900

Feb 17 - Department Oratorical Competition Frisco ISD Administration Building at 0900

Oct 28 to DEC 18, 2020 - Post Oratorical Competition Time Period

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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, Kentucky

August 27 - September 2, 2021 - Phoenix, Arizona

August 26 - September 1, 2022 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Need to update for 2020
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 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

 

 

 

 

Last update 3/31/2020