District 12 Updates

Email distributed by your District Hubmaster to key individuals at each post within our district.  Generally sent out weekly with local information and items forwarded to and from the State and Division Commanders.  Any or all items may be distributed by the Post Hubmaster as the Commander/President directs.

For your reference

--- Current Membership Reports (updated links for 2023):

American Legion Membership Report

Sons of The American Legion Membership Report

American Legion Auxiliary Membership Report 

2023 Department Membership Goals.

Renew your membership online at: American LegionAmerican Legion AuxiliarySons of The American Legion

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2/11/24 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Wednesday, Feb 14 - Valentine's Day

Saturday, Feb 17 - ALA President Holly's Homecoming (details)

 

Monday, Feb 19 – Presidents day

Dept Oratorical contest, 8:00 AM - 2:00PM, Irving, TX, USA

Rescheduled MLK Day parade steps off downtown Feb. 19

(See the link for registration details and costs)

 

--- From our Commander’s and President

Be sure to gather those last minute dues collections for 2024.

Check the schedule to see when they will be visiting your home:

Mar 9, 2024 (Sat)District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

 

--- From Shay (ALA-cancer_donation.jpg)

Do you have a loved one who has suffered the ravaging effects of cancer or lost their battle to this dreaded disease? We have a great opportunity for you to honor or remember them while donating to the American Legion Auxiliary's Cancer Research program that provides scholarships to students fighting for a cure at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston. For a $5 donation, we will put your loved ones name on a luminary to be lit at a special ceremony on February 17th at Unit 521 in Pasadena. This is an amazing annual evening with lots of love, some tears, and beautiful remembrances of loved ones. If you wish to donate, please send me $5 for each one via zelle, PayPal, check in the mail, etc and text or PM me your loved one's name(s). Be sure and say whether it is an honorarium or memorial. Thank you so much for helping us help others to end this cancer nightmare that affects us all.

Thank you! 

Shay Grannan-Kuehner

(From Shay.doc)

 

--- WINNING OPORTUNITIES:

Paid Up For Life Membership raffle – Legion or ALA in any post or unit

Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation

 

Planning a public event, let us know so we can spread the word.

Texas American Legion Twelfth District

Ken Cox, Hubmaster for District Commander Dave Etter

 

If there is  someone you want to receive this update have them email us at hub@12dis.org with their name and organization

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1/31/24 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Feb 3 (Sat) - Four Chaplains Day

Feb. 5 is last day to register to vote in Texas primary

 

--- Coming events:

Feb 10 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at VFW Post 8235

Feb 11 (Sun) – Super Bowl

Feb 17 (Sat) - ALA President Holly's Homecoming (details)

Feb 19 (Mon) – Presidents day

Feb 19 (Mon) – Dept Oratorical contest, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Irving, TX,

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Fort Worth History Center unveils powerful WWII exhibit

Experience a historical journey at the Fort Worth History Center's exhibit. It features powerful posters based on wartime photographs and testimonials from Holocaust survivors liberated by American forces.

 

Shelter’s Brittany Parker secures animal transport partnership

Brittany is recognized for her outstanding contributions. Parker and her team play a crucial role in transferring dogs from crowded shelters to regions with lower pet overpopulation.

 

Join Cowtown Cleanup on March 23 for a cleaner Fort Worth

Litter won't stand a chance. Registration opens Feb. 1.

 

--- FULFILLING OUR MISSION:

--- Dogs for Vets

This is a program that pairs shelter dogs with veterans for companionship and emotional support. Dogs (and cats, too) will be temperament screened by shelter staff, then placed with interested veterans. It's a win/win!  

Dogs for Vets     Terry Allison 817-368-7878 

                           Terry Alger 817-896-3914

 

--- WINNING OPORTUNITIES:

Paid Up For Life Membership raffle – Legion or ALA in any post or unit

Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation

 

Planning a public event, let us know so we can spread the word.

Texas American Legion Twelfth District

Ken Cox, Hubmaster for District Commander Dave Etter

 

If there is  someone you want to receive this update have them email us at hub@12dis.org with their name and organization

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1/17/24 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Jan 16 – 21, 2024 - Mid Winter Conference- Austin, Texas

 

 Saturday, Jan 20 - Wreath Retirement Day 8:00 AM at Dallas–Fort Worth National Cemetery

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Fort Worth Jan 15 MLK parade postponed to Sat. Feb 19 – MLK parade

 

--- FULFILLING OUR MISSION:

--- Dogs for Vets

From Terry Alger

This is a new program I'm part of that pairs shelter dogs with veterans for companionship and emotional support. Dogs (and cats, too) will be temperament screened by shelter staff, then placed with interested veterans. It's a win/win!  

Attached is the flyer we've prepared.

Terry

Dogs for Vets     Terry Allison 817-368-7878 

                           Terry Alger 817-896-3914

Dogs_for_Vets.pdf

 

--- New event to add to your calendar:

Feb 19 (Saturday) - Fort Worth 2024 MLK parade

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Monday, September 16, 2024

THE AMERICAN LEGION of TEXAS

EMANUEL L. YOUNG POST 838

Invites you to join us for our ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GOLF TOURNAMENT

At Pecan valley golf course Monday, September 16, 2024

838-Golf_Flyer_9-16-2024.pdf

 

--- WINNING OPORTUNITIES:

Paid Up For Life Membership raffle – Legion or ALA in any post or unit

Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation

 

Planning a public event, let us know so we can spread the word.

Texas American Legion Twelfth District

Ken Cox, Hubmaster for District Commander Dave Etter

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1/11/24 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- Coming events:

39th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade and Rally set for Jan. 15

 

--- New Pictures from our recent events:

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 community event

Secret Santa Christmas gift distribution at Post 516

 

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 District 12 Oratorical Contest at Post 655

CONGRATULATIONS Luke LaQuey sponsored by Post 379

 

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2024 is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 297 Benbrook,Texas stopped by NAS JRB Fort Worth with cupcakes to say Thank You For Your Service

 

--- WINNING OPORTUNITIES:

Paid Up For Life Membership raffle – Legion or ALA in any post or unit

Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

 

Planning a public event, let us know so we can spread the word.

Texas American Legion Twelfth District

Ken Cox, Hubmaster for District Commander Dave Etter

 

If there is someone you want to receive this update have them email us at hub@12dis.org with their name and organization

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1/3/24 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks and HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

ATTENTION, This Saturday, Jan 6, 2024

District Oratorical Contest this Saturday at Post 655. Competitors arrive at 8am and observers arrive at 9am.

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Doing some catch up on our scrapbooks:

Mansfield Texas 2023 Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 2023

Mansfield City Hall Parade Awards, November 11, 2023

Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony, December 7, 2023

Another great day at the NAS FT. WORTH JRB Exchange, December 9, 2023

Post 297 / 12th District annual Christmas party, December 16, 2023

ALA unit 297 with Santa Claus and Mrs Claus, December 16, 2023

Wreathes Across America, December 16, 2023

Still have some to go from 2023; Still accepting pictures

Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade

Operation Care with Post 624

Toy distribution at Post 516

Veterans Village at the Armed Forces Bowl

 

---- Dues up to date?

You can pay at your post in person, by mail of Renew your membership online at: American LegionAmerican Legion AuxiliarySons of The American Legion

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Your guide to easy Christmas tree disposal

Don't miss the chance to start the New Year fresh by responsibly recycling your Christmas trees.

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12/13/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Dec 16 (Sat) – District Christmas Party 6 pm at Post 297

            Legion DEC 4:00 pm at the same location prior to the party

Dec 17 (Sun) - National Wreaths Across America

Kids Christmas Party, 2 pm at Mansfield Post 624

Christmas shopping, portfolio rebalancing, clear your head and prepare to sit back and relax with family and friends so we all can remember the reason for the season.

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Municipal Court shares joy with the homeless population

The court is collecting greatly needed personal-care items for the cold weather season. Items will be donated to the Presbyterian Night Shelter and True Worth Place. Donations will be accepted at the A.D. Marshall Public Safety Building, 1000 Throckmorton St., through Dec. 15.

 

Holiday photos. Noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Courts Building. 


Fort Worth creates inaugural veterans affairs position

The City of Fort Worth continues to lead in championing initiatives that enrich residents’ lives. With this new position, the City reaffirms its commitment to honoring the service and sacrifices of its military community.

 

--- Coming events: check it out, several new events listed

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Dec 30 (Sat) - Post 14 Blood Drive 9 am to 4 pm

--- 2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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12/7/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Playing catch-up, still working on Veterans Day Parades

Autumn's Hope at American Legion Post 516, November 4, 2023

American Legion Auxiliary Fall Convention, November 4, 2023

The 43rd annual Massing of the Colors, November 5, 2023

Unit 297 sponsored a cake at NAS JRB, November 10, 2023

Roll Call Luncheon with Bob Patterson, MOH Recipient, November 17, 2023

NAS FT. WORTH JRB with the kids, November 18, 2023

Story time with Mrs Claus at the base, November 26, 2023

ALA Units 626 and 297 at 2023 Holidays and Heroes, December 3, 2023

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Veterans programs prevent homelessness, empower businesses

Fort Worth stands committed to aiding veterans and their families through vital programs that ensure assistance and opportunities.

 

--- New events to add to your calendar:

(Don’t forget the Wednesday, Dec 27 Blood Drive at Post 655 from10am to 4pm)

 

Saturday, December 30, 2023

PFC Ruth E. Warlick Post 14

BLOOD 🩸 DRIVE

Department of Public Safety 

600 State Street, Southlake, TX 76092

 

--- Coming events: check it out, several new events listed

Dec 16 (Sat) – District Christmas Party 6 pm at Post 297

            Legion DEC 4:00 pm at the same location prior to the party

Dec 17 (Sun) - National Wreaths Across America

Kids Christmas Party, 2 pm at Mansfield Post 624

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Dec 30 (Sat) - Post 14 Blood Drive 9 am to 4 pm

--- 2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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11/30/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

Lots of folks doing lots of great things these last weeks and I will get the scrapbook caught up as soon as I get our doctors end of year catch up appointments out of the way.  Here are a few items that may be of interest to you.

 

Roll Call Luncheon December 8, 2023, 11:00am - 1:00pm CST

Birchman Baptist Church

Our District Commander suggested I pass this information on to you all.  This is and excellent gathering with informative information and wonderful fellowship.

 

Please only RSVP once. Each guest will need to RSVP. Lunch is free for veterans and we ask for a donation for all non-veterans attending the luncheon. Being a Non-Profit means every dollar counts. We pay for lunch based on the RSVP. Meaning we have to pay even if you don't attend the luncheon. To help reduce our cost, please make sure you can attend before completing the RSVP. If you RSVP and then can't attend, then please cancel at least a week before the luncheon. The link to cancel will be in your confirmation email.

Our mission: To honor and serve our veterans by providing a regular venue for fellowship and camaraderie.

Roll Call Luncheon RSVP December 2023

 

Now is the time to make your plans

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl and Veterans Village

 

Armed Forces Bowl Veteran Tickets Available Now!

With our team announcement coming up, we would like to remind everyone that all past and present Armed Forces members are eligible to receive up to 4 free tickets to the Armed Forces Bowl. Its our way of thanking those who were brave enough to defend our freedoms. 

https://www.armedforcesbowl.com/tickets

 

Veterans Village

Mansfield American Legion Post 624 is registered with a booth in the Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village again this year and they are inviting any/all the other posts to join them for the event (and the fun). Jose Hernandez at Post 624 is the point of contact for information and to sign up   Email texarmy33@yahoo.com

 

--- Coming events: check it out, several new events listed

Dec 16 (Sat) – District Christmas Party 6 pm at Post 297

            Legion DEC 4:00 pm at the same location prior to the party

Dec 17 (Sun) - National Wreaths Across America

Kids Christmas Party, 2 pm at Mansfield Post 624

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

--- 2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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11/16/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Saturday, Nov 18 Post 626 is celebrating its 50 year anniversary from 6 – 11 (fried chicken)

 

--- From the Tarrant County Veterans Council

We hope you all had a wonderful Veterans Day and participated in a parade or other ceremony celebrating our Veterans.  The Tarrant County Parade was one of the biggest in many years.  We are proud that the Twelfth District American Legion Family is such a major player in keeping the tradition alive throughout our area..

 

--- Autumn's Hope

 As the representative of Autumns Hope, (her grandfather) and the commander of post 516, a quick note of "Thanks" to all who came out to help with the benefit for Autumn at Post 516.  A very special Thank you to the 12 District Legion Auxiliary for your help and contributions. We can always depend on the Auxiliary for love and support.

 

--- From Your Hubmaster:

I have not heard how the Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down went yesterday (and I could not make it this year).

 

Please send pictures or links to pictures of any of these events to your Hubmaster/Historian at this emai hub@12dis.org.

 

--- Coming events: check it out, several new events listed

Nov 23 ((Thurs) – Post 569 will be open at 3 pm for a Thanksgiving Dinner

Dec 16 (Sat) – Auxiliary Christmas Party at Post 297

            Legion DEC 4:00 pm at the same location prior to the party

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

--- 2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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11/8/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Saturday, Nov 11 Veterans Day Parades

Tarrant County

Mansfield

Grapevine

 

Sunday, Nov 12 - Chili Cook-off 12 noon at Mansfield Post 624

 

Wednesday, Nov 15 - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8 am to 1 pm

 

--- New events to add to your calendar:

Nov 18 Post 626 celebrating its 50 year anniversary from 6 – 11 (fried chicken)

Please include in next update. Post 626 celebrating its 50 year anniversary on 18 Nov from 6 - 11. Member Charles Clay will receive his 50 year membership as well. Post will have fried chicken and participates are asked to bring side dish. We welcome Department and other Posts. This is a milestone, plus 50 years at the same location.
Barbara Johnson
Post Adjutant

 

--- Coming events: check it out, several new events listed

Nov 18 Post 626 celebrating its 50 year anniversary from 6 – 11 (fried chicken)

Nov 23 ((Thurs) – Post 569 will be open at 3 pm for a Thanksgiving Dinner

Christmas Party – Unknown date, time or location

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

--- 2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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11/2/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

Time Change this Sat night/sun morning

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Saturday & Sunday, Nov 4-5 - Department Legion College at Post 275

[2804 S Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75211]

Saturday, Nov 4 – American Legion Auxiliary District 12 Convention at Post 516

Nov 4 - Autumn’s bears at Post 516  

Sunday, Nov 5 - 43rd Annual Massing of the Colors TIME: 2:30 PM

LOCATION: Birchman Baptist Church, 9100 N. Normandale, Ft Worth 76116

Tuesday, Nov 7 – Election Day, polls open 7 am. to 7 pm

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Mansfield Post 624 Annual Bike Rodeo, October 7, 2023

Community Trunk or Treat at Post 516, October 21, 2023

Mansfield ISD JROTC Fitness Competition with Post 624, October 21, 2023

Oktoberfest at Mansfield American Legion Post 624, September 23, 2023

 

--- NOTICE

Legion College NEW LOCATION (Post 424) and REMINDER (Nov. 4th & 5th)

Legion College, hosted by 5th District will be held at: Post 424, 3940 S. Ledbetter Dr. Dallas, Tx 75236

ALEI (Basic Training) graduates who plan to attend Legion College need to email Commander Wilkerson or myself as soon as possible for logistical purposes.  ALEI (Basic Training) Certificate of Completion MUST be provided upon/at Sign-In.  To complete ALEI (Basic Training), click https://www.legion.org/alei.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Tynetta 'Ty' Runnels
The American Legion, NLC-TX Delegation, Department Training
5th District Adjutant, (214)  724-7993 – (202) 827-5273

Autumn's Hope benefit will be held on November 4 at Post 516 (after the convention), 6 pm to 12 am.  Bring a stuffed animal to add to our growing collection. Autumn wants to take the bears to Cook Children's Hospital since she began her cancer fight there.  A stuffed animal can bring a lot of comfort to a frightened, ill child.  David and Chris are preparing a BBQ feast to help raise funds for Autumn's journey.  $15 will get you a plate of 2 meats and all the fixings.  There are so many amazing auction and raffle items.  ALA has made a bouquet of gift cards (more that $100) that will be in the silent auction.  The kids will have a chance to win prizes by choosing the Lucky Duck.  This is an event for the entire family.

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth and others

Partner news: Ride all local Trinity Metro services free in November

--- Coming events: check it out, several new events listed

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County & Mansfield)

Nov 12 (Sun) - Chili Cook-off 12 noon at Mansfield Post 624

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Nov 23 ((Thurs) – Post 569 will be open at 3 pm for a Thanksgiving Dinner

Christmas Party – Unknown date, time or location

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

--- 2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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10/25/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Thursday and Friday, Oct 26-27 – Food and Fun to Support Cancer Research at Post 626

Saturday, Oct 28 - Trunk or Treat 1 pm to 4 pm at Post 569

Sunday, Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Tuesday, Oct 31 (Tues) - Saddle Bag or Treat 6 pm to 9 pm at Post 624

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

NAS FT. WORTH JRB Baby Shower, Oct 20, 2023

Cancer Awareness at NAS FT. WORTH JRB Exchange, Oct 21, 2023

Tuskegee Airmen Post 838 mural started, Oct 21, 2023

12th District Riders Veterans yard flag retirement and replacement, Oct 22, 2023

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth and others

Early voting for Nov. 7 statewide elections begins Monday, Oct. 23

 

Spooktacular Halloween events unveiled in Fort Worth for 2023

Get ready for Halloween season in Fort Worth for 2023! The City of Fort Worth is gearing up for a series of fun-filled events suitable for all ages.

 

A guide to a ‘fang-tastic’ and accident-free Halloween night

As Halloween approaches, the excitement for costumes and candy fills the air, but so should the commitment to safety. These tips ensure a night filled with safe fun.

 

Continuing the Climb with job fair for challenged backgrounds

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Resource Connection gym, 2300 Circle Drive

This job fair offers a unique opportunity for individuals with challenging backgrounds to explore employment prospects. Plus: Fort Worth Municipal Court will conduct a Court in the Community event.

 

--- Coming events: check it out, several new events listed

Nov 4-5 (Sat/Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 275

[2804 S Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75211]

Nov 4 (Sat) – American Legion Auxiliary District 12 Convention at Post 516

Nov 4 - Autumn’s bears at Post 516  

Nov 5 (Sun) - 43rd Annual Massing of the Colors TIME: 2:30 PM

LOCATION: Birchman Baptist Church, 9100 N. Normandale, Ft Worth 76116

Nov 7 – Election Day, polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On the ballot.

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County & Mansfield)

Nov 12 (Sun) - Chili Cook-off 12 noon at Mansfield Post 624

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Nov 23 ((Thurs) – Post 569 will be open at 3 pm for a Thanksgiving Dinner

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

--- 2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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10/18/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Thursday and Friday, Oct 19 & 20

Food and Fun to Support Cancer Research at Post 626  

 

Saturday, Oct 21

The Tuskegee Airmen Post 838 will start a mural on its exterior wall in dedication to its legacy.  TCU will have staff and students on hand.  Everyone is invited from 0800 to noon to show our support for this historic post and to our community.

 

Fall Craft Fair from 8 am to 4 pm at Post 297

 

Trunk or Treat starting at 3:30 pm at Post 516    

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Saturday, Oct. 21

Resolve outstanding cases at Court in the Community event

Fort Worth Municipal Court is hosting a Court in the Community/Warrant Forgiveness event from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at Pilgrim Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 4800 S. Riverside Drive.

The Saturday event is part of Pilgrim Valley’s Family and Friends Day Fair, which offers opportunities to engage with vendors, community resources and other fun activities for families.

 

--- Friends and Family:

Nov 4 - Autumn’s bears after the convention at Post 516

Remember Autumn’s Angle Bears given to the kids at the Snowball Express for several years, well she’s back.  Please read the story RIGHT HERE

 

--- Coming events: check it out, several new events listed

Oct 23 - Early voting begins Learn about what’s on the ballot.

Oct 26 & 27 – Food and Fun to Support Cancer Research at Post 626

Oct 28 - Trunk or treat at Post 569

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Oct 31 (Tues) - Saddle Bag or Treat 6 pm to 9 pm at Mansfield Post 624

Nov 4-5 (Sat/Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 275

[2804 S Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75211]

Nov 4 (Sat) – American Legion Auxiliary District 12 Convention at Post 516

Nov 4 - Autumn’s bears at Post 516  

Nov 5 (Sun) - Massing of the Colors

Nov 7 – Election Day, polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On the ballot.

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County & Mansfield)

Nov 12 (Sun) - Chili Cook-off 12 noon at Mansfield Post 624

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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10/11/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Oct 14 (Sat) - Cancer Research fundraiser dinner at 7 pm at Post 297

 

--- From the Department of Texas:

Legionnaires,

We need your help!

 

CALL TO ACTION

 

It is important that all of us reach out to our elected officials and let our voices be heard. Please visit the following link and submit these important items. 

legion.org/action

 

1. Afghan Adjustment Act

2. The Veteran Service Recognition Act

3. Support Our Gold Star Spouses

4. Support Arlington's Expansion: Preserve Military

5. Ensure the Coast Guard is Paid

6. Stand With Our Veteran Care Givers

7. Urge your Representative to repeal the Iraq War AUMFs. 

8. Support the GUARD VA Act

9. Support passage of Major Richard Star Act

 

American Legion Programs Change Lives!

 

Gene Toohey

State Commander

American Legion

Department of Texas

2023-2024

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

November 7 Constitutional Amendment Election

Learn about what’s on the ballot.

October 23 - Early voting begins

November 7 – Election Day, polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Important dates for Nov. 7 constitutional amendment election

--- Coming events:

Oct 23 - Early voting begins Learn about what’s on the ballot.

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Nov 4-5 (Sat/Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 275

[2804 S Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75211]

Nov 4 (Sat) – American Legion Auxiliary District 12 Convention at Post 516

Nov 5 (Sun) - Massing of the Colors

Nov 7 – Election Day, polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On the ballot.

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County & Mansfield)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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10/4/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Saturday, Oct 7

Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo, registration starts 10 am, events at noon

Oktoberfest – 3 to 8 pm at Haltom City Post 655

 

--- New event to add to your calendar:

Nov 4-5 (Sat/Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 275

[2804 S Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75211]

 

--- From the Department Training Officer:

The 5th District will host a DLC at Post 275 on Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th 2023.  Keith Wilkerson is the POC and the Host.  

Dave Etter, Tynetta Runnels and I will there. 

Ramiro Arreola JR, MSGT USMC Ret

e-mail: ramiro.arreolajr@yahoo.com  phone: 808-754-8729

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Botanic Garden's Fall Plant Sale set Oct. 5-7

 

--- Coming events:

Oct 14 (Sat) - Cancer Research fundraiser dinner at 7 pm at Post 297

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Nov 4-5 (Sat/Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 275

[2804 S Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75211]

Nov 4 (Sat) – American Legion Auxiliary District 12 Convention at Post 516

Veterans Day Parade meeting

Nov 5 (Sun) - Massing of the Colors

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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9/27/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- FYI:

Registration is now open for complimentary booth in the Dec 23 (Sat) Veteran’s Village.  Locations are based on first come - first served registration.  Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village registration information.

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Quilts Of Valor at Post 516, September 26, 2023

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Saturday, Sep 30

80's Night at Post 297 starting at 6 PM

 

Sunday, Oct 1

Unit 379 Annual Cancer Research Pancake Breakfast starting at 9 am

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 - National Night Out

National Night Out: uniting for safer, stronger communities

National Night Out is an annual campaign that fosters police-community partnerships and neighborhood unity to create safer and more compassionate communities. It strengthens the bonds between neighbors and law enforcement.

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Thursday, Sept. 28 - National Good Neighbor Day.

National Good Neighbor Day: uniting communities, one hello at a time

 

Host a cleanup event in your neighborhood: Registration for the October 14 Neighborhood Litter Stomp is open now! Register as an individual, family, or group and choose your cleanup location, and Keep Fort Worth Beautiful will provide the litter cleanup supplies and free t-shirts for the first 1,000 registrants.

 

--- Coming events:

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo

Oktoberfest – 2 to 8 pm at Haltom City Post 655

Oct 14 (Sat) - Cancer Research fundraiser dinner at 7 pm at Post 297

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Nov 4 (Sat) – American Legion Auxiliary District 12 Convention at Post 516

Veterans Day Parade meeting

Nov 5 (Sun) - Massing of the Colors

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

2024

Jan 6 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

Mar 9 (Sat) – District 12 Coffee Tour & Membership Drive

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9/20/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony at Post 626, Sept. 15, 2023

Post/Unit 297 celebrating Air Force Birthday at NAS, Sept. 18, 2023

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Saturday, Sept 23

Breast Cancer fundraiser – Mansfield Unit 624 starting at 1 pm

Oktoberfest – Mansfield Post 624 starting at 1 pm

Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off last week with a proclamation from City Council, and Visita Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and more are partnering to celebrate with dozens of events across Fort Worth through Oct. 15.

 

--- Coming events:

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

My name is Melissa and I am the Fort Worth account manager for American Red Cross. I am reaching out to ask for your assistance. We have a blood drive coming up at Post 655 and we are in need of assistance getting the word out. There is a low rate of donors and the blood supply is quickly depleting

National Blood Shortage

Blood donors of all blood types are urgently needed now to ensure patients at hospitals across the country continue to receive critical medical care.  Can you please post and share the information for the drive in your organization and community. Help Support Post 655 in their effort to save lives. 
 
This is the direct link for the blood drive at The American Legion Post 655  
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=post655
Thank you so much in advance for al your help!

Mel
Melissa Rodriguez 
Account Manager, Donor Services 
American Red Cross Blood Services \
4925 New York Ave., Suite #121, Arlington, TX 76018
469-615-4569 - melissa.rodriguez3@redcross.org 

 

--- VA news from Ray Arreola

Hey, we really need your help. Do you know any Veterans who deployed to a combat zone and left active duty between September 11, 2001 - October 1, 2013? If so, they may be eligible for free or low-cost health care from VA.

But they need to apply by September 30, 2023 or they'll miss this fast-track special health care enrollment opportunity.

Could you let them know? Forward this e-mail, text them this link, or Bookmark and Share on your socials (sample graphics messages below).

 

Apply for VA Health Care:

Online at VA.gov/health-care/apply/application/introduction

Call VA toll-free at 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411), Option 2

Visit your nearest VA medical center (https://www.VA.gov/find-locations).

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Fort Worth receives a boost to support heroes

Texas Veterans Commission awarded funds to bolster existing veteran programs. This plays a crucial role in preventing homelessness among Texas veterans and their families.

 

--- Coming events:

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Be the one golf tournament Tee off 8:30 am at Oeste Ranch in Weatherford, TX

Sep 30 (Sat) - 80's Night at Post 297 starting at 6 PM

Oct 1 (Sun) - Unit 379 Annual Cancer Research Pancake Breakfast starting at 9 am

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo

Oktoberfest – 2 to 8 pm at Haltom City Post 655

Oct 14 (Sat) - Cancer Research fundraiser dinner at 7 pm at Post 297

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Nov 5 (Sun) - Massing of the Colors

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Jan 6, 2024 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

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9/13/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Girl Scout Cookies to Patriot House and Liberty House, September 4, 2023

The 301st Fighter Wing and their Patriot Games, September 10, 2023

American Legion Section at Globe Life Field, September 10, 2023

 

--- Community event – preparation underway now:

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Personal invite from Shanna

2023 Agency invite letter and registration form

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Friday Sep 15 - POW/MIA Recognition Day

POW/MIA Ceremony 7 pm at Benbrook Post 297

 

Saturday Sept 16 - District Executive Committee Meeting 9 a.m. at Post 655

 

Hispanic Heritage Month begins Sept. 15

Events from From September 15 to October 15, 

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Saturday, Sept 16 from 8 am to 1 pm Fall 2023 Trash Bash events scheduled

 

Warrant Forgiveness - Fort Worth Municipal Court is hosting a Court in the Community/Warrant Forgiveness event from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 16, at Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 19, for National Voter Registration Day.

Fort Worth Libraries gear up for National Voter Registration Day

 

--- New events to add to your calendar:

Sep 30 (Sat) - 80's night at Post 297 starting at 6 PM

Oct 14 (Sat) - cancer research fundraiser dinner at 7 pm at Post 297

 

--- WINNING OPORTUNITIES:

Paid Up For Life Membership raffle – Legion or ALA in any post or unit

 

--- Commemorative Bricks

Available for any individual, organization or business that wishes to honor a person or show their support with a permanent marker

 

 Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program To be placed around the flagpole outside the front door.

Details and available logos; click here for the Brick order form in “pdf” or “doc” .

 

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

The Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation is offering memorial bricks to help fund the memorial and offer an opportunity to honor or recognize an individual or organization.

 

--- Coming events:

Sept 23 (Sat) – Breast Cancer fundraiser – Mansfield Unit 624 starting at 1 pm

Oktoberfest – Mansfield Post 624 starting at 1 pm

Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Be the one golf tournament Tee off 8:30 am at Oeste Ranch in Weatherford, TX

Sep 30 (Sat) - 80's Night at Post 297 starting at 6 PM

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo

Oktoberfest – 2 to 8 pm at Haltom City Post 655

Oct 14 (Sat) - Cancer Research fundraiser dinner at 7 pm at Post 297

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Nov 5 (Sun) - Massing of the Colors

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Jan 6, 2024 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

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9/5/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks,

 

--- Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

American Legion College at Post 379, September 1-3, 2023

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Saturday, Sep 9 – MD Anderson Benefit Ride starting at Post 379

 

--- Action Items: 

RSVP by noon Friday September 8th for Sept 16 (Sat) - POW/MIA remembrance dinner at Post 655.

 

--- From: Michelle Scott Birkett on Sept 1

Not too late I hope, just getting back into the program

  · 

** FREE TICKETS FOR OUR LEGION FAMILY **
Sunday Sept 10th @ 1:35pm - Rangers vs. Athletics
We have an entire section available on a first come, first serve basis for this game. Get your digital tickets in a few easy steps:

1 Download the MLB app to your phone https://www.mlb.com/apps/mlb-app

2 Create an account with your email address
3 Send me a message with the email address you used & the # of tickets you are requesting.

Tickets will be sent via the app directly to your phone so gather up your friends & family so we can fill the seats.

My contact info is at the bottom of the flyer - Please text the text request or send an email with any questions & I will get with you as soon as possible.
~ The Warden

 

--- New event to add to your calendar:

Sep 15 (Fri) - POW/MIA Recognition Day

POW/MIA Ceremony 7 pm at Benbrook Post 297

 

Sept 16 (Sat) - District Executive Committee Meeting 9 a.m. at Post 655

 

Sept 16 (Sat) - POW/MIA remembrance dinner 5 p.m. at Post 655.   RSVP by noon Friday September 8th, $10 donation per person, catered by Texas Roadhouse

 

--- Coming events:

Sep 15 (Fri) - POW/MIA Recognition Day

POW/MIA Ceremony 7 pm at Benbrook Post 297

Sept 16 (Sat) - District Executive Committee Meeting 9 a.m. at Post 655

Sept 16 (Sat) - POW/MIA remembrance dinner 5 p.m. at Post 655.

Sept 23 (Sat) – Breast Cancer fundraiser – Mansfield Unit 624 starting at 1 pm

Oktoberfest – Mansfield Post 624 starting at 1 pm

Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Be the one golf tournament Tee off 8:30 am at Oeste Ranch in Weatherford, TX

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo

Oktoberfest – 2 to 8 pm at Haltom City Post 655

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Nov 5 (Sun) - Massing of the Colors

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Jan 6, 2024 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

May 7, 2024 (Tues) - District Boys State Orientation, 7:00 pm at Post 569

--- WINNING OPORTUNITIES:

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

 

--- Commemorative Bricks

Available for any individual, organization or business that wishes to honor a person or show their support with a permanent marker

 

 Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program To be placed around the flagpole outside the front door.

Details and available logos; click here for the Brick order form in “pdf” or “doc” .

 

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

The Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation is offering memorial bricks to help fund the memorial and offer an opportunity to honor or recognize an individual or organization.

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8/29/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Friday to Sunday, Sept 1 – 3 - Department Legion College at Post 379

 

Future Department Legion College Graduates!

 

This email serves as your last friendly reminder of the Department Legion College Phases 1-3 training, 01-03 Sep 23 at Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379 (1245 N Industrial Blvd, Bedford, TX 76021). Doors open at 7am daily for registration and training is 8am to 5pm daily. The prerequisite for this training is your Legion Basic Training Certificate. Breakfast and lunch is on your own while dinner may be purchased at Post 379 or from one of the many local restaurants.

 

Feel free to bring any other Basic Training graduates with you even if they are Auxiliary, SAL or civilians.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Joseph Campbell

808.646.0460

 

--- Coming events:

Sep 9 (Sat) – MD Anderson Benefit Ride starting at Post 379

Sept 23 (Sat) – Breast Cancer fundraiser – Mansfield Unit 624 starting at 1 pm

Oktoberfest – Mansfield Post 624 starting at 1 pm

Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Be the one golf tournament Tee off 8:30 am at Oeste Ranch in Weatherford, TX

Nov 5 (Sun) - Massing of the Colors

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo

Oktoberfest – 2 to 8 pm at Haltom City Post 655

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Jan 6, 2024 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

May 7, 2024 (Tues) - District Boys State Orientation, 7:00 pm at Post 569

 

--- WINNING OPORTUNITIES:

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

 

--- Commemorative Bricks

Available for any individual, organization or business that wishes to honor a person or show their support with a permanent marker

 

 Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program To be placed around the flagpole outside the front door.

Details and available logos; click here for the Brick order form in “pdf” or “doc” .

 

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

The Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation is offering memorial bricks to help fund the memorial and offer an opportunity to honor or recognize an individual or organization.

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8/17/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks,

 

--- Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Quilts Of Valor at Post 516, March 29, 2023

Purple Hearts Recognition Dinner at Post 297, August 6, 2023

NAS FT. WORTH JRB Exchange fill the bus with Unit 297, August 12, 2023

 

--- This week: [Check with your post to see what’s happening, and share it]

Get ready to go to Charlotte where it’s cooler

Aug 25 – 31 – American Legion National Convention Charlotte, NC

 

--- From Your Hubmaster:

Please check with your Post Family officers to see who wants to get on (or back on) this mailing list.

All we need is their name and email at http://eepurl.com/hoh2z1

 

--- New events to add to your calendar:

Sep 9 (Sat) – MD Anderson Benefit Ride starting at Post 379

Oct 7 (Sat) – Oktoberfest – 2 to 8 pm at Haltom City Post 655

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

 

--- Opportunities and benefits:

LegionCare: Up to $5,000.00 Accidental Death Benefit at NO COST To You…NOW ONE AND DONE!

The Legionnaire Insurance Trust has been providing valuable benefits to members of the Legion Family for over 50 years. This past year we created an enhanced member experience with our new website (www.theLIT.com).

 

--- Coming events:

Sept 1 – 3 (Fri-Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 379

Sept 23 (Sat) – Breast Cancer fundraiser – Mansfield Unit 624 starting at 1 pm

Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Be the one golf tournament Tee off 8:30 am at Oeste Ranch in Weatherford, TX

Nov 5 (Sun) - Massing of the Colors

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo

Oktoberfest – 2 to 8 pm at Haltom City Post 655

Oct 29 (Sun) – Trunk or Treat 3 to 7 pm at Post 655

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 17 (Sun) - Wreath-Laying for Wreaths Across America

Dec 23 (Sat) - Armed Forces Bowl Veterans Village

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Jan 6, 2024 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

May 7, 2024 (Tues) - District Boys State Orientation, 7:00 pm at Post 569

 

--- WINNING OPORTUNITIES:

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

 

--- Commemorative Bricks

Available for any individual, organization or business that wishes to honor a person or show their support with a permanent marker

 

 Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program To be placed around the flagpole outside the front door.

Details and available logos; click here for the Brick order form in “pdf” or “doc” .

 

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

The Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation is offering memorial bricks to help fund the memorial and offer an opportunity to honor or recognize an individual or organization.

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8/11/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This boring, hot week: [Check your post on line page for whats happening at your place)

Please check with your new post officers to see who wants to get on (or back on) this mailing list.

 

Today, Sat and Sun Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Tomorrow (Sat.) - Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade meeting 10 am at Post 516, all welcome

Pretty much all I got that’s not routine stuff

 

--- Ramiro Arreola passed this along:

VA extends deadline through Monday for Veterans and survivors to apply for PACT Act benefits backdated to August 10, 2022

Veterans and survivors who apply (or submit their intent to file) for PACT Act benefits by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, August 14, 2023

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/36a0a0e

 

--- Bill Putman passed this along

The American Legion Riders continuing a legacy of service

After this year’s Legacy Run, the scholarship fund has reached a point where it can sustain itself through the foreseeable future.  Legion Riders will continue to support children in need.  We are simply shifting resources to focus on another great cause, the Veterans & Children Foundation (V&CF).

Article from “Jim” Troiola, National Commander, AUG 02, 2023

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Flush your high water bill worries away with SmartFlush program

Save big on water bills while contributing to a sustainable future with this voucher program. Fort Worth Water customers can take advantage of instant savings on high-efficiency Kohler toilets.

 

--- Coming events:

Aug 25 – 31 – American Legion National Convention Charlotte, NC

Sept 1 – 3 (Fri-Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 379

Sept 23 (Sat) – Breast Cancer fundraiser – Mansfield Unit 624 starting at 1 pm

Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Be the one golf tournament flyer

Tee off 8:30 am at Oeste Ranch in Weatherford, TX

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo

Oktoberfest – 2 to 8 pm at Haltom City Post 655.

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Jan 6, 2024 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

May 7, 2024 (Tues) - District Boys State Orientation, 7:00 pm at Post 569

 

--- Happenings:

Post 838 50th Anniversary Event Saturday, Sept 23, 2023.

We of American Legion Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 would like to invite you to attend our 50th Anniversary.

1250 Mansfield Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76113

Please select the link below for information about this event.

https://www.eventcreate.com/e/emanuel-l-young-post-838-5

 

Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program

News; some of our actual bricks are now on display at the post.

We are filling the area around our flag pole with commemorative bricks purchased to honor any person or group you may wish to have remembered.  Personalized bricks are on sale for $65 each.  You do not have to be a member of this post or the American Legion to buy a brick to be permanently installed at the Post 516 flagpole.  Here are the details and available logos; click here for the brick order form in “pdf” or the brick order form in “doc” .

 

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

The Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation is offering memorial bricks to help fund the memorial and offer an opportunity to honor or recognize an individual or organization.

 

--- WINNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

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7/19/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check your post on line page for new events or changes]

Nothing other than the great events our posts have every week that I know of.  Check out the “Food and Club Activities” link at the top of our “SCHEDULE” link on the home page

http://12dis.org/1-EATS.htm

 This might be fun

National Day of the American Cowboy set for Saturday in the Stockyards

07/22/2023 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth TX 76164

 

--- From Our District Commander – Dave Etter:

News Flash VA North Texas

Good morning Veterans,

Join us on Thursday, July 27, 2023, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Garland VA Medical Center, 2300 Marie Curie Blvd, Garland, TX 75042 for our PACT Act Summer VetFest in cooperation with the Veterans Benefits Administration.

24 VBA claims representatives, toxic exposure screening and enrollment and eligibility staff will assist Veterans with PACT Act claims and toxic exposure screenings. We encourage Veterans who want one-on-one help from a VBA claims representative to follow this link to register for an appointment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Communication and Community Engagement at NTXPublicAffairs@va.gov. or call us at 214-857-1158.

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Beware of West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes

Thirteen positive tests have been reported citywide so far this season. The best means of protection is to reduce the mosquito population.

 

--- New events to add to your calendar:

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo Oct 7th, 2023

Registration starts at 10am

Games start at 12pm

Entry is $20 a rider, $5 but back 3 per event

$10 pull pork tacos/sandwich and fixings.

 

--- Coming events:

Aug 25 – 31 – American Legion National Convention Charlotte, NC

Sept 1 – 3 (Fri-Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 379

Sept 23 (Sat) – Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Jan 6, 2024 (Sat) – District Oratorical Contest, 9:00 am at Post 655

May 7, 2024 (Tues) - District Boys State Orientation, 7:00 pm at Post 569

 

--- Happenings:

Department Legion College

The American Legion, Department of Texas is offering Department Legion College Phases 1-3 training, 01-03 September 2023 at Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379.  Coverage details for Phase 1 (Fri, 01 Sep 23), Phase 2 (Sat, 02 Sep 23) and Phase 3 (Sun, 03 Sep 23) are linked.

The point of contact is Joseph Campbell at iokepa789@gmail.com or 808.646.0460.

 

Post 838 50th Anniversary Event Saturday, Sept 23, 2023.

We of American Legion Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 would like to invite you to attend our 50th Anniversary.

1250 Mansfield Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76113

Please select the link below for information about this event.

https://www.eventcreate.com/e/emanuel-l-young-post-838-5

 

ALR 624 Annual Bike Rodeo Oct 7th, 2023

Registration starts at 10am, Games start at 12pm

 

Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program

News; some of our actual bricks are now on display at the post.

We are filling the area around our flag pole with commemorative bricks purchased to honor any person or group you may wish to have remembered.  Personalized bricks are on sale for $65 each.  You do not have to be a member of this post or the American Legion to buy a brick to be permanently installed at the Post 516 flagpole.  Here are the details and available logos; click here for the brick order form in “pdf” or the brick order form in “doc” .

 

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

The Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation is offering memorial bricks to help fund the memorial and offer an opportunity to honor or recognize an individual or organization.

 

--- WINNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

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7/6/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks,

 

--- Reminder:

Outgoing officers, we appreciate your service (again) and be sure to mentor your replacement so they can hit the ground running.

Please be sure your Post Commander and Adjutant are on this list as required by Department.

ALA, SAR & ALR officers are also encouraged to subscribe.

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Pre 4th of July Picnic at the VA Fort Worth Clinic with the Post 626 Auxiliary, June 28, 2023

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden mural unveiling July 8 at 10 a.m.

This story is not an endorsement or advertisement; it is for informational purposes for items of interest to our residents.

 

--- Coming events:

Jul 10-16 (Mon-Sun) - Department Convention in Austin

Aug 25 – 31 – American Legion National Convention Charlotte, NC

Sept 1 – 3 (Fri-Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 379

Sept 23 (Sat) – Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

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6/28/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- Reminder:

Outgoing officers, we appreciate your service (again) and be sure to mentor your replacement so they can hit the ground running.

Please be sure your Post Commander and Adjutant are on this list as required by Department.

ALA, SAR & ALR officers are also encouraged to subscribe.

 

--- POST EVERLASTING:

Gary Lee James, March 10, 1967 - May 13, 2023

Friday, 6/30/2023 Inurnment Service at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Gary volunteered in many roles for the VFW and American Legion. He was proud to serve as the Commander at American Legion Post 626 H.L. Gregory Memorial Post. At the time of his passing, he was still serving the American Legion as Vice Commander.

https://www.greenwoodfuneralhomes.com/obituary/gary-james

 

--- This week: [Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes]

Saturday, July 1

Independence Day Family event at Haltom City Post 655

Military Appreciation Night at the Mesquite Championship Rodeo

 

Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day

Arlington Texas Parade Starts at 9 am

Burleson parade  Starts at 9 am

Rocking Fort Worth 4th event

Evening Flag Retirement at Post 516

Check your Post or Town for more local events

 

Fireworks, fun and closures: Fort Worth's Fourth celebration returns

Get ready for a fantastic Independence Day in Fort Worth with a few quick reminders to residents. Stay safe, follow the guidelines and make unforgettable memories as we celebrate together.

 

--- Coming events:

Jul 10-16 (Mon-Sun) - Department Convention in Austin

Aug 25 – 31 – American Legion National Convention Charlotte, NC

Sept 1 – 3 (Fri-Sun) - Department Legion College at Post 379

Sept 23 (Sat) – Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Oct 7 (Sat) – Car Show 10 am to 2 pm at Post 516

Nov 11 (Sat) – Veterans Day Parades (Tarrant County, Mansfield and Grapevine)

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

 

--- Happenings:

Department Legion College

The American Legion, Department of Texas is offering Department Legion College Phases 1-3 training, 01-03 September 2023 at Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379.  Coverage details for Phase 1 (Fri, 01 Sep 23), Phase 2 (Sat, 02 Sep 23) and Phase 3 (Sun, 03 Sep 23) are linked.

The point of contact is Joseph Campbell at iokepa789@gmail.com or 808.646.0460.

 

Post 838 50th Anniversary Event Saturday, Sept 23, 2023.

We of American Legion Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 would like to invite you to attend our 50th Anniversary.

1250 Mansfield Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76113

Please select the link below for information about this event.

https://www.eventcreate.com/e/emanuel-l-young-post-838-5

 

Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program

News; some of our actual bricks are now on display at the post.

We are filling the area around our flag pole with commemorative bricks purchased to honor any person or group you may wish to have remembered.  Personalized bricks are on sale for $65 each.  You do not have to be a member of this post or the American Legion to buy a brick to be permanently installed at the Post 516 flagpole.  Here are the details and available logos; click here for the brick order form in “pdf” or the brick order form in “doc” .

 

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

The Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation is offering memorial bricks to help fund the memorial and offer an opportunity to honor or recognize an individual or organization.

 

--- WINNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Squadron 655 outdoor cooker raffle on July 1st

Get your chance to win this 3-way combo - Gas/charcoal grill and smoker.  Squadron 655 is Raffling this amazing outdoor cooker on July 1st during the Independence Day family event at the Post.   Only 500 tickets are printed at $5 a ticket.   Get your ticket from a SAL member or in the Post office or bar.

 

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

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6/21/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

Subscriber update for those that have continuously or not yet responded

This may be your LAST last NOTICE.

If you have previously replied and still get this, please send an email using the email you want to use for this to hub@12dis.org.  

It has come to my attention that if your copy is being forwarded to you the reply will only go to the forwarding source and not come to me.  This way I can be sure you are included no matter how you received it in the past.

Thanks,

Ken

 

--- Reminder:

Please be sure your Post Commander and Adjutant are on this list as required by Department.

ALA, SAR & ALR officers are also encouraged to subscribe.

 

--- This week: [Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes]

Jun 24 (Sat) – Unit 626 Dinner, proceeds going to the VA Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

Jun 28 (Wed) - Post 655 Red Cross Blood Drive 10am – 4pm.

 

--- Coming events:

July 1 - Military Appreciation Night at the Mesquite Championship Rodeo

 

July 4 (Tues) - Independence Day

Arlington Texas Parade Starts at 9 am

Burleson parade  Starts at 9 am

Rocking Fort Worth 4th event

Evening Flag Retirement at Post 516

Check your Post or Town for more local events

 

Jul 10-16 (Mon-Sun) - Department Convention in Austin

Jul 22 (Sat) – Carnival Fun Fair 4 to 9 pm at Post 516

Aug 19 (Sat) – Car Show and Pet Adoption event 10 am to 5 pm at Post 516

Aug 25 – 31 – American Legion National Convention Charlotte, NC

Sept 23 (Sat) – Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Nov 15 (Wed) - Tarrant County Homeless Veterans Stand Down 8am to 1pm

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

 

--- Happenings:

Post 655 I am reaching out to all of you to get help.

June 28 (Wed), Blood Drive 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 655 Red Cross Blood Drive

 

Post 838 50th Anniversary Event Saturday, Sept 23, 2023.

We of American Legion Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 would like to invite you to attend our 50th Anniversary.

1250 Mansfield Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76113

Please select the link below for information about this event.

https://www.eventcreate.com/e/emanuel-l-young-post-838-5

 

Post 516 Commemorative Brick Program

News; some of our actual bricks are now on display at the post.

We are filling the area around our flag pole with commemorative bricks purchased to honor any person or group you may wish to have remembered.  Personalized bricks are on sale for $65 each.  You do not have to be a member of this post or the American Legion to buy a brick to be permanently installed at the Post 516 flagpole.  Here are the details and available logos; click here for the brick order form in “pdf” or the brick order form in “doc” .

 

Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial bricks

The Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Foundation is offering memorial bricks to help fund the memorial and offer an opportunity to honor or recognize an individual or organization.

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Fort Worth Municipal Court extends opportunity to resolve citations

The Fort Worth Municipal Court is organizing a Court in the Community/Warrant Forgiveness event for anyone with outstanding citations and provides an opportunity to resolve their cases without the fear of arrest.

 

--- WINNING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Squadron 655 outdoor cooker raffle on July 1st

Get your chance to win this 3-way combo - Gas/charcoal grill and smoker.  Squadron 655 is Raffling this amazing outdoor cooker on July 1st during the Independence Day family event at the Post.   Only 500 tickets are printed at $5 a ticket.   Get your ticket from a SAL member or in the Post office or bar.

 

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

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6/14/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

Subscriber update for those that have responded as active recipients (44)

Thank you for your reply and thank you for your support of The American Legion Family programs

Please be sure your Post Commander and Adjutant are on this list as required by Department.

ALA, SAR & ALR officers are also encouraged to subscribe.

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Subscriber update for those that have not yet responded - (203)

This is your LAST NOTICE and your last opportunity to stay on this distribution.  If you have previously replied, I apologize for missing it and ask that you reply again.

The District 12 Update is sent weekly if there is significant information to share.  To remain on this mailing list please “reply” to this email.  Nothing needs to be written in the reply, we just want to know you got it and it did not go to spam.

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Attention Commanders

--- From Our District Commander – Dave Etter:

The CPR, 2023/24 Post Certification and National Post and Squadron Reports are all due from the following Possts: 14, 60,297, 467, 569, 626 and 838.  These should be sent to Austin ASAP.

 

--- This week: [Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes]

Today, Jun 14 (Wed) – Flag Day at Mansfield Post 624, service at 6:30 pm

Please join us at the Post this Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 18:30 for our Flag Retirement Ceremony. Please help us pay our respects to the unserviceable symbol of our great nation

 

Jun 11-16, 2023 - Texas Boys State at the University of Texas at Austin

 

--- Coming events:

Jun 18 (3rd Sunday in June) – Fathers Day

Jun 19 (Mon) – Emancipation Day - Juneteenth

Jun 28 (Wed) - Post 655 Red Cross Blood Drive 10am – 4pm.

Sept 23 (Sat) – Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 50th Anniversary.

Sept 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

Dec 27 (Wed) - Blood Drive at Post 655 - 10am - 4pm

 

--- Happenings:

Post 569 Ramiro Arreola requested we put this in the hub update 

Subject: Reservist Pay Equity Act

 

Post 655 I am reaching out to all of you to get help.

June 28 (Wed), Blood Drive 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 655 Red Cross Blood Drive

 

Post 838 requested that we post this invitation for Saturday, Sept 23, 2023

We of American Legion Emmanuel L. Young Post 838 would like to invite you to attend our 50th Anniversary.

1250 Mansfield Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76113

Please select the link below for information about this event.

https://www.eventcreate.com/e/emanuel-l-young-post-838-5

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Step into history and celebrate Juneteenth in Fort Worth

Monday, June 19 - Juneteenth celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over slavery. It honors those formerly enslaved African Americans who survived the inhumane institution of chattel slavery and celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

 

Gun Lock Program aims to secure communities and prevent violence

Fort Worth Police Department, alongside Mayor Mattie Parker, introduced the Free Gun Lock Program during Gun Violence Awareness Month. The initiative aims to educate residents about responsible gun ownership.

 

--- WINNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Unit 655 has a great Father’s Day Raffle Drawing will be Saturday, June 17th at 10 a.m

Unit 655 Auxiliary has an awesome raffle for Father's Day.   Get this ammo can that is loaded with Premium Annual Membership to GRITR Range located at Blvd 28 and Davis.  A liter of TX Whiskey, Texas Roadhouse gift card and "just because" an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat).    Only 300 tickets printed, $5 a ticket. Drawing will be Saturday, June 17th at 10 a.m. during a special breakfast for Fathers.
Tickets available from Auxiliary members and at the Post office and bar.

 

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

 

Squadron 655 outdoor cooker raffle on July 1st

Get your chance to win this 3-way combo - Gas/charcoal grill and smoker.  Squadron 655 is Raffling this amazing outdoor cooker on July 1st during the Independence Day family event at the Post.   Only 500 tickets are printed at $5 a ticket.   Get your ticket from a SAL member or in the Post office or bar.

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6/7/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Memorial Day in Southlake, May 29, 2023

Memorial Day with Benbrook Post 297, May 29, 2023

Memorial Day with Bedford Post 379, May 29, 2023

Memorial Day with Greater Fort Worth Post 516, May 29, 2023

Memorial Day with South Fort Worth Post 569, May 29, 2023

Posts 379, 516, 626 and others represent Posts and more, May 29, 2023

Auxiliary unit 297 Benbrook handed out flags at NAS JRB, May 29, 2023

 

--- This week: [Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes]

Sunday, June 11 - Boys State Bus Send Off at 9:30 am – Legion Rider escort to Waco

Please note correction; departure will be at 9:30 not 10:00 am

Sunday Boys State Itinerary

Jun 11-16, 2023 - Texas Boys State  at the University of Texas at Austin

 

--- Coming events:

Jun 11-16, 2023 - Texas Boys State  at the University of Texas at Austin

Jun 14 (Wed) – Army Birthday – Flag Day

Jun 18 (3rd Sunday in June) – Fathers Day

Jun 19 (Mon) – Emancipation Day - Juneteenth

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Fetch your purpose and raise a future service dog

Saturday, June 3 and Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m.-noon

Canine Companions is seeking volunteers to help raise specially bred puppies into service dogs that provide assistance to adults, children and veterans with disabilities at no cost.

 

Unveiling Fort Worth’s Stopping Stones

Join the historic dedication of Texas’ first memorial markers honoring enslaved individuals. This event promises to be a moving tribute to enslaved lives and a catalyst for change.  The stones will be dedicated at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane.

 

--- WINNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Unit 655 has a great Father’s Day Raffle Drawing will be Saturday, June 17th at 10 a.m

Unit 655 Auxiliary has an awesome raffle for Father's Day.   Get this ammo can that is loaded with Premium Annual Membership to GRITR Range located at Blvd 28 and Davis.  A liter of TX Whiskey, Texas Roadhouse gift card and "just because" an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat).    Only 300 tickets printed, $5 a ticket. Drawing will be Saturday, June 17th at 10 a.m. during a special breakfast for Fathers.
Tickets available from Auxiliary members and at the Post office and bar.

 

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

 

Squadron 655 outdoor cooker raffle on July 1st

Get your chance to win this 3-way combo - Gas/charcoal grill and smoker.  Squadron 655 is Raffling this amazing outdoor cooker on July 1st during the Independence Day family event at the Post.   Only 500 tickets are printed at $5 a ticket.   Get your ticket from a SAL member or in the Post office or bar.

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6/2/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check your post social media for new events or changes]

June 3 - First Division Convention in Greenville, Texas

 

One day only, don’t miss this opportunity

June 3 – swap meet 8am to 2pm at Bedford Post 379

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

National Poppy Day, May 25, 2023

Now working on Memorial Day pictures.  I have pictures from Southlake (Post 14, Thanks Bill), Blue Bonnet (Post 379, thanks Daniel), Benbrook Cemetery (Post 297), Post 516 (thanks Tinker), La Gran Plaza (Post 569) and a few from Mount Olivet (thanks Christine).  More are welcome, just send them to me or a link.

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Fetch your purpose and raise a future service dog

Saturday, June 3 and Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m.-noon

Canine Companions is seeking volunteers to help raise specially bred puppies into service dogs that provide assistance to adults, children and veterans with disabilities at no cost.

 

--- Coming events:

Jun 11 (Sun) - Boys State Bus Send Off at 10:00 am – Legion Rider escort to Waco

Jun 11-16, 2023 - Texas Boys State  at the University of Texas at Austin

Jun 14 (Wed) – Army Birthday – Flag Day

Jun 18 (3rd Sunday in June) – Fathers Day

Jun 19 (Mon) – Emancipation Day - Juneteenth

 

--- WINNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Post 516 now has a PUFL raffle going for $10 a ticket.  The winning ticket will get a Paid Up For Life membership in the Legion or Auxiliary.  As soon as we sell 250 tickets we will have a drawing at a public event at our post.  You do not have to be present at the drawing or a member of  Post 516 to buy tickets and win.  Tickets are available at the Post 516 canteen or café.  When determined the drawing event and date will be posted at the post and on this Hub Distribution.  The person with the winning ticket can choose the person and organization the life membership will be purchased for.  The recipient must be a Legion Family member or eligible and willing to join at any post.

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5/24/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks,

 

Subscriber update

The District 12 Update is sent weekly if there is significant information to share.  To remain on this mailing list please “reply” to this email.  Nothing needs to be written in the reply, we just want to know you got it and it did not go to spam.

 

--- This week: [Check your post social media for new events or changes]

May 26 (Friday) - National Poppy Day

May 27-29, 2023 - WATER-EFFICIENT PRODUCTS SALES TAX HOLIDAY

 

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day (flag half staff until noon)

10:00 am - Haltom City Peoples Cemetery at NE 28th Street and N Beach Street

10:00 am – Bluebonnet Hills Remembrance Ceremony, 5725 Colleyville Blvd Colleyville

10:00 am – Mount Olivet Cemetery at 2301 North Sylvania Ave. at Northeast 28th St.

11:00 am - La Gran Plaza Mall and Post 569 Memorial Day celebration, 4200 South Freeway

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

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 

--- Coming events:

June 3 - First Division Convention in Greenville, Texas

June 3 – swap meet 8am to 2pm at Bedford Post 379

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Fetch your purpose and raise a future service dog

Saturday, June 3 and Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m.-noon

Canine Companions is seeking volunteers to help raise specially bred puppies into service dogs that provide assistance to adults, children and veterans with disabilities at no cost.

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5/3/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- POST EVERLASTING:

Heaven gained and we have lost an active hard working Legion member and my personal friend

Virginia Faucette, past commander of Emanuel L. Young Post 838

Friday, may 5 viewing noon to 8 Pm at Tree of Life Funeral Home, 1051 S, Handley Dr., Fort Worth, Texas 76112

Saturday, May 6 funeral 2 PM at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Fort Worth, 1000 Stella St, Fort Worth, TX 76104

 

--- This week:

Saturday, May 6 - Haltom City Post 655 Spring Market Day

Tuesday, May 9 - Boys State Orientation at Post 569 starting at 1900 

 

May 12 is the deadline for early registration for the First Division Convention on June 3, 2023 in Greenville, Texas

As of today, only 1 Legion & 1 ALA registration forms have been received.  District Commanders, Please send this out to your Posts and share on your social media pages.  Help make this a successful convention!

Steven B. Ferrell

Commander

1st Division, Department of Texas, American Legion 2022-2023

iPh 972-898-0534

Email stevenbferrell@gmail.com

Facebook: 1st Division American Legion TX

 

Link to forms: 

1st Division Agenda.pdf

2023 Convention Registration.pdf

2022 Convention Minutes.pdf

2023 Delegate Form.pdf

 

--- Coming events:

May 17-27, 2023 - CA to DC RFTW XXXIII RUN FOR THE WALL Southern Route

May 20 (Sat) - Motorcycle safety at NAS JRB Fort Worth; 11 am-1 pm BX/Commissary parking lot; Come one come all.  POC.  Christine Willesen; bcccr5@aol.com; 682-556-2908

May 27-29, 2023 - WATER-EFFICIENT PRODUCTS SALES TAX HOLIDAY

May 26 (Friday) - National Poppy Day

May 29 (Mon) - Memorial Day (flag half staff until noon)

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

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 (Let me know what you are participating in)

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Find your furever pet at the Empty the Shelters adoption event

Fort Worth Animal Care & Control is taking part in the Empty the Shelters Adoption event and is committed to matching adoptable pets with loving families

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4/27/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

April is the Month of the Military Child - Children & Youth Month

 

--- From Our District Commander – Dave Etter:

Get your CPR’s in today!

Please

Reminder from Bill West, State Adjutant - Posts, submit your CPR report online AND send a hard-copy to Austin in order to get credit.National does provide completed CPR’s to State.

 

--- This week:

Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes

Apr 29 (Sat) – American Legion Family Day

Sikh Charity Ride,: 9 – 10:30 registration

Hops and Props, 9 am to 5 pm, beer tasting from 12 to 5 - Hops & Props Ticket order form

 

Apr 29 2023, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

African American Health Expo this Saturday

Location: MET Lawn as well as MET 109-111 and MET Lobby

 

--- Reconnect

Think about it?  Who have you not seen around for a while?  Give them a call, be sure they are OK and see if they need anything.  Just a phone call to say we care about you can mean a lot to someone that just needs a virtual hug.  Let them know they are important to our Legion Family.

 

--- Coming events:

May 6 (Sat) - Haltom City Post 655 Spring Market Day

May 9 (Tues) - Boys State Orientation at Post 569 starting at 1900 

May 17-27, 2023 - CA to DC RFTW XXXIII RUN FOR THE WALL Southern Route

May 20 (Sat) - Motorcycle safety at NAS JRB Fort Worth; 11 am-1 pm BX/Commissary parking lot; Come one come all.  POC.  Christine Willesen; bcccr5@aol.com; 682-556-2908

May 27-29, 2023 - WATER-EFFICIENT PRODUCTS SALES TAX HOLIDAY

May 26 (Friday) - National Poppy Day

May 29 (Mon) - Memorial Day (flag half staff until noon)

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

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 (Let me know what you are participating in)

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Early voting and your vote is worth it

Early voting for the 2023 General Election is from April 24 to May 2, registered and eligible voters can vote at any early voting location in their county of residence.

 

--- WINNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Invitation to participate in the Haltom City Post 655 Spring Market Day onSaturday, May 6

See link for flyer and application if you would like to participate as a vendor.

https://www.alpost655.org/events/spring-market

We would also like to invite any Legion member who does aarts and craft to participate in our event.

Also if your American Legion Post has an idea to sell something at our Spring Market contact me at historian@alpost655.org

To discuss you could earn funds for your Post to support veterans.

Thank you for your interest.

Malinda Bell

Event Coordinator/ Historian

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4/19/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Correction,

 

Boys State Orientation date was incorrect

It is scheduled for Tuesday May 9th

(I incorrectly read 09 May 23 as May 23, my bad)

Sorry for any inconvenience, Ken

 

May 9 (Tues) - Boys State Orientation at Post 569 starting at 1900 

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4/19/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

April is the Month of the Military Child - Children & Youth Month

 

April 22 – 24, 2023

EMERGENCY PREPARATION SUPPLIES SALES TAX HOLIDAY

 

--- This week:

Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes

Apr 19 to 22, 2023 - Gainesville Medal of Honor Host City Program Events

 

Apr 22 (Sat)District 12 Spring Convention at Mansfield Post 624

Registration $30 ($35 at the door), SAL Junior members $10

Make checks to American Legion Post 624; PO Box 434, Mansfield TX 76063

American Legion Riders meeting 0900 to 1000

Sons of the American Legion meeting 1000 to 1100

Legion business meeting starts at 1300

 

Agenda:

Registration and breakfast 0700 to 0800

Candidate speeches 0800 to 1000

Training 1000 to 1100 (DEC included if necessary)

Joint session and lunch 1130 to 1300

Legion business meeting starts at 1300

 

--- From the Department of Texas:

Reminder from Bill West, State Adjutant - Posts, submit your CPR report online AND send a hard-copy to Austin in order to get credit. National does provide completed CPRs to State. 

 

--- WINNING OPORTUNITIES:

Invitation to participate in the Haltom City Post 655 Spring Market Day on Saturday, May 6

See link for flyer and application if you would like to participate as a vendor.  

https://www.alpost655.org/events/spring-market

 

We would also like to invite any Legion member who does a arts and craft to participate in our event. 

Also if your American Legion Post has an idea to sell something at our Spring Market contact me at historian@alpost655.org 

To discuss you could earn funds for your Post to support veterans. 

 

Thank you for your interest.

 

Malinda Bell 

Event Coordinator/ Historian 

 

--- Friends and Family:

Request Information on American Legion past Commander of Azle Post 356 JT Stevens now deceased 

Originally of 109 Miramar Circle, Weatherford, TX

I am his Father-in-law, JT  married Laura Martin in Panama City Beach, Florida.

I wish to contact his friends at his post which I have met but, fail to get phone # or complete names.

 

Second Reason: The American Legion National Convention is coming on August 25 thru 31, 2023 to Charlotte, N.C. 

My wife and I live in the suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina.  We would like to make contact with anyone going to the Convention from District 12 Texas area.

 

Please reply even if you are unable to help, thanks

 

John Lindsay

York, South Carolina 

Cell 585-802-2806

Johnlindsay219@gmail.com

 

--- Coming events:

Apr 29 (Sat) – American Legion Family Day

Sikh Charity Ride,: 9 – 10:30 registration

Hops and Props, 9 am to 5 pm, beer tasting from 12 to 5 - Hops & Props Ticket order form

 

May 6 (Sat) - Haltom City Post 655 Spring Market Day

 

May 9 (Tues) - Boys State Orientation at Post 569 starting at 1900 

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Help spread the word about City jobs

Have you heard? There are several opportunities to find your future job with the City of Fort Worth

 

Early voting is coming soon and your vote is worth it

Early voting for the 2023 General Election is just around the corner. From April 24 to May 2, registered and eligible voters can vote at any early voting location in their county of residence.

 

Birds on the move: Fort Worth joins efforts to protect migratory birds

As the spring bird migration gets underway, organizations across Texas are taking action to help protect the hundreds of millions of birds that pass through the state.

 

Ready for takeoff: Challenge Air returns to Fort Worth after 10 years

Challenge Air, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs through the gift of flight, is returning to Fort Worth after 10 years

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4/12/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks,

April is the Month of the Military Child - Children & Youth Month

 

--- This week:

Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes

 

This Friday--- POST EVERLASTING: Friday April 14th

William Lewis “Bill” Ray, age 76, of Arlington, Texas passed away peacefully on March 25, 2023.

Bill served in the Army starting in July of 1967 in the 39th Engineer Combat Battalion including a tour in Vietnam.

Bill lived a life of service including serving as President of the 39th Engineer Battalion (CBT) Alumni Association and Commander of the American Legion Mansfield Texas Post 624 for many years

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the 39th Engineer Battalion (CBT) Alumni Association and the American Legion Mansfield Texas Post 624.

Anyone wishing to attend here is the information:

Friday April 14th, 2023

0900 - Meet at 624

0920 - Safety Brief and lineup

0930 - Escorted KSU to Dallas National Cemetery

1000 – Approx. arrival at Dallas National Cemetery

1030 - Service at Dallas National Cemetery

A celebration of life will take place at Post 624 directly following the service at Dallas National Cemetery...all are invited.

American Legion Post 624

2951 FM 917, Mansfield, TX 76063

 

--- Coming events:

Apr 19 (Wed)Medal of Honor motorcade from DFW Airport to Gainesville

Apr 19 to 22, 2023 - Gainesville Medal of Honor Host City Program Events

 

Apr 22 (Sat) – 11 am DEC #4 at Mansfield Post 624

District 12 Spring Convention at Mansfield Post 624

 

Apr 29 (Sat) – American Legion Family Day

Sikh Charity Ride,: 9 – 10:30 registration

Hops and Props, 9 am to 5 pm, beer tasting from 12 to 5 - Hops & Props Ticket order form

 

May 23 (Tues) - Boys State Orientation at Post 569 starting at 1900 

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Help spread the word about City jobs

Have you heard? There are several opportunities to find your future job with the City of Fort Worth

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4/6/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week:

Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Egg hunt fun: Seventeen community centers are hosting Easter egg hunts and springtime celebrations this weekend for Fort Worth families. Grab a basket and join the fun.

 

--- Coming events:

--- POST EVERLASTING:

William Lewis “Bill” Ray, age 76, of Arlington, Texas passed away peacefully on March 25, 2023.

Bill served in the Army starting in July of 1967 in the 39th Engineer Combat Battalion including a tour in Vietnam.

Bill lived a life of service including serving as President of the 39th Engineer Battalion (CBT) Alumni Association and as Commander of the American Legion Mansfield Texas Post 624 for many years making an impact on the lives of past, current and future veterans. During his time serving with the 39th Battalion and the American Legion, he helped to begin the Veterans Day Parade for the City of Mansfield. He also worked to re-start the Boys’ State program in Mansfield ISD schools as well as working in partnership with the ROTC program in the schools in Mansfield. 

Preceded in death by his parents, William Burl Ray and Dorothy Ray and brothers Doug and Bob Ray. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Ray, brother Richard "Dick" Ray, brother Jim Bailey and his wife Barbara, son Derek Ray and his wife Kimberly, son Jeff Ray, son Aaron Brown and his wife Angela, grandson Dakota Ray and his wife Hayley, grandson Paxton Ray and his wife Keeley, granddaughter Marina Brown, great granddaughter Adaley Ray, great grandson Coleman Ray and many others that came to know Bill as a father-figure and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the 39th Engineer Battalion (CBT) Alumni Association and the American Legion Mansfield Texas Post 624.

Anyone wishing to attend here is the information:

Friday April 14th, 2023

0900 - Meet at 624

0920 - Safety Brief and lineup

0930 - Escorted KSU to Dallas National Cemetery

1000 – Approx. arrival at Dallas National Cemetery

1030 - Service at Dallas National Cemetery

A celebration of life will take place at Post 624 directly following the service at Dallas National Cemetery...all are invited.

American Legion Post 624

2951 FM 917, Mansfield, TX 76063

 

Apr 19 (Wed)Medal of Honor motorcade from DFW Airport to Gainesville

Apr 19 to 22, 2023 - Gainesville Medal of Honor Host City Program Events

 

Apr 22 (Sat) – 11 am DEC #4 at Mansfield Post 624

District 12 Spring Convention at Mansfield Post 624

 

Apr 29 (Sat) – American Legion Family Day

Sikh Charity Ride,: 9 – 10:30 registration

Hops and Props, 9 am to 5 pm, beer tasting from 12 to 5 - Hops & Props Ticket order form

 

--- From Our District Commander – Dave Etter:

In the words of our 1st Division Commander Steve Ferrell: “This falls in line with our "Be The One" program!”

The Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium virtual event is in June, and on Thursday June 15 is the Veteran specific day.

In person is also available concurrently in New Braunfels if you are down in that area.

 

--- From National:

Heads up: American Legion National Headquarters IT staff has become aware of an unauthorized “My Legion App” currently available from the Android and Apple stores. The app was created by organizations identified as “Giant Killer” (Apple App Store) and “Feel Good 7” (Google Play). 

Please do not engage with these sellers or download the app, as they do not have permission to use our name and likeness, and they are charging a monthly fee. The American Legion’s intellectual property attorney is exploring legal options.

American Legion National Headquarters has no plans produce a fee-for-service app.  We are actively working on a mobile application focused on helping local posts and individual members. When our official app is ready, it will be announced through official Legion channels and will be identified with The American Legion as the “seller” once published to the app stores.

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3/31/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes]

Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway – check out our Texas Legion booth.  Thanks to Post 655’s Chad Page and Amy King for manning the booth.

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Warrant Forgiveness: Fort Worth Municipal Court is hosting a Court in the Community/Warrant Forgiveness event this Saturday at Greenbriar Community Center for anyone with outstanding citations. Court staff will work with attendees on potential alternatives such as community service or a reduction in their fine based on ability to pay.

 

Voter registration deadline: The deadline to register to vote in the May 6 General Election is coming up on April 6. To confirm your voter registration status, visit the Texas Secretary of State’s Am I Registered? portal. Find additional resources on the City of Fort Worth Elections page.

 

--- Coming events:

Apr 29 (Sat) – American Legion Family Day

Sikh carity ride: 9 – 10:30 registration

Hops and Props 9 am to 5 pm, beer tasting from 12 to 5 - Hops & Props Ticket order form

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3/23/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- This week: [Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes]

 

Saturday, Mar 25 - National Medal of Honor Day

Cornhole Tournament at Post 655 starting at 12 noon

BLESSING OF THE BIKES at Post 379; 379 Riders invited everyone out to there first BLESSING OF THE BIKES March 25th 2:00-4:00.  Starting at 5:00 We will be serving our Monthly 4th Saturday meal (Chicken Fried Steak).  Please join us. Come for the BLESSING and stay for the food.

 

Saturday, Mar 25 - Vietnam Memorial Fundraiser

MEMORIAL CAR SHOW - Silver Dollar Customs of Azle will host a Vietnam Veterans Day car show on March 25 at the Eagle Mountain Marina – 6500 Wells Burnett Rd. – in north Fort Worth.

Registration begins at 9 a.m.  Car show runs from noon - 2 p.m.

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Saturday, Mar 25 - Grab your gloves! Cowtown Cleanup is Saturday.  The popular Earth Party Celebration returns this year, where you can grab refreshments and show off your create reuse ideas at the Trashion Fashion Show.

 

Wednesday Mar 29 - Vietnam Veterans Day

 

--- Coming events:

Register to vote by April 6 for May 6 election, Remember: In-person early voting begins April 24

Apr 29 (Sat) – American Legion Family Day

Sikh carity ride: 9 – 10:30 registration

Hops and Props 9 am to 5 pm, beer tasting from 12 to 5 - Hops & Props Ticket order form

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3/15/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

--- From the Department of Texas:

Weekly Legislative Updates, Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2023, 1:23 PM
District Commanders, here is what was sent to your District Council Members today.  Please share with the posts and members in your District.  Proposed Legislation – House | Proposed Legislation - Senate

Bill West, State Adjutant, The American Legion, Dept of Texas

 

--- This week: [Check your post on line page for new events or changes]

Mar 15 – 17 American Legion Birthday

Mar 17 (Fri) - St. Patrick's Day Fun events at Post 516

Mar 17-18 (Fri to Sat) – Mansfield; The World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade & Palooza

Mar 22 (Wed) – Blood Drive at Post 655 starting at 10 am

 

--- Coming events:

Mar 22 (Wed) – Blood Drive at Post 655 starting at 10 am

Mar 25 (Sat) - National Medal of Honor Day

Cornhole Tournament at Post 655 starting at 12 noon

BLESSING OF THE BIKES at Post 379; 379 Riders invited everyone out to there first BLESSING OF THE BIKES March 25th 2:00-4:00.  Starting at 5:00 We will be serving our Monthly 4th Saturday meal (Chicken Fried Steak).  Please join us. Come for the BLESSING and stay for the food.

Mar 29 - Vietnam Veterans Day

Apr 29 (Sat) – American Legion Family Day

Sikh carity ride: 9 – 10:30 registration

Hops and Props 9 am to 5 pm, beer tasting from 12 to 5 - Hops & Props Ticket order form

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth: - This looks like a really great idea. Ken

March 16, 17, 24 and 28 Enjoy story time with police and fire chiefs

In addition to fun stories, there will be crafts, activities and giveaways for kids at participating library locations.

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3/1/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks,

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Texas State Historical Marker Dedication, Feb 25, 2023

Information and pictures provided by Dave Etter, 12th Dist Cdr 2022-2024, Dept of Texas

 

March is the Month of the Military Caregiver, Community Service Month and Women’s History Month

Lots of connections to our mission, let me know your plans so we can invite others.

 

--- This week: [Check your post on line page for new events or changes]

Wednesday, Mar 1 -  Mental Skills Training session 7 to 9pm at Post 379

Eagle Scout of the Year nominations are due to State by NLT 1 March. Get your community scouts recognized! 
Thursday
, Mar 2 – Texas Independence Day – If needed you can be baptized a Texan in Huntsville today

Monday, Mar 6 - D.E.C. #3 at Post 297

 

 --- Coming events:

Let me know if you are planning a fun event for the Legion Birthday or St Patrick Day that we can share

Mar 11 (Sat) – Twelfth District MEMBERSHIP COFFEE TOUR

Those wanting to ride the charter bus during any point of the Mar 11 Coffee Tour must RSVP by 28 Feb 23 with the tour coordinator, Michael Rogalsky, at 817 705 0905.

2023_Membership_Tour.pdf SCHEDULE 7 am start at HEB Post 379 return 5 pm

For additional information:

Michael Rogalsky: District 12 Membership Tour Coordinator. Phone: 817 705 0905

Dave Etter: District 12 Commander. Phone: 317 402 8655

Chad Page: District 12 Vice Commander. Phone: 469 660 7003

Mar 11 (Sat)Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) at Post 516

Mar 15 – 17 American Legion Birthday

Mar 17 (Fri) - St. Patrick's Day Fun events at Post 516

Mar 17-18 (Fri to Sat) – Mansfield; The World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade & Palooza

Mar 25 (Sat) - BLESSING OF THE BIKES at Post 379

379 Riders invited everyone out to there first BLESSING OF THE BIKES March 25th 2:00-4:00.  Starting at 5:00 We will be serving our Monthly 4th Saturday meal (Chicken Fried Steak).  Please join us. Come for the BLESSING and stay for the food.

 

--- From the Texas Veterans Land Board:

Commissioner Buckingham Announces Veterans Land Board’s Increase of Home Loan Amount to $726,200
Veterans may be eligible for a home loan with no down payment and no private mortgage insurance

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

March is Women's History Month Watch City News all month for vignettes about historical local women who helped shape Fort Worth.

City moves to purchase housing for homeless; Located on three city blocks, about half the units could be designated for victims of domestic violence and the rest could serve families exiting homelessness.

What Council District are you in?: Many residents, neighborhood associations, and HOAs will be in new Council Districts when the May election gets here. Learn more about redistricting and out where you are using the City’s new District Mapping Tool.

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2/22/23 District 12 Update (click here for online version without attachments)

Howdy Folks; today is national Margareta Day, Tomorrow is “World Understanding and Peace Day” (enjoy the drink).

 

--- This week: [Check your posts on line page for new events or changes]

Friday to Sunday, Feb 24 – 26- Department Legion College Phases 1-3 training at Post 379

The point of contact is Joseph Campbell at iokepa789@gmail.com or 808.646.0460.

Phase 1 (Fri, 24 Feb 23) covers Public Relations, Legislative Priorities, a Manual of Ceremonies Overview, Post Americanism Programs, the Children and Youth Pillar, and Committees & Affiliated Organizations. The prerequisite for Phase 1 is presenting your Legion Basic Training certificate during check-in.

Phase 2 (Sat, 25 Feb 23) covers the Consolidated Post Report, Finance and Administration, How to Conduct a Meeting, Writing a Resolution, and Leadership. The prerequisite for Phase 2 is presenting your Phase 1 certificate during check-in or participating in Phase 1 the preceding day.

Phase 3 (Sun, 26 Feb 23) covers Parliamentary Procedures, Membership, Introduction to the District Level, Leadership Education, and Train the Trainer. The prerequisite for Phase 3 is presenting your Phase 1 and 2 certificates during check-in or participating in Phases 1 and 2 the preceding days.

There is no registration fee for this event.

 

Tuesday, Feb 28 deadline

Those wanting to ride the charter bus during any point of the Mar 11 Coffee Tour must RSVP by 28 Feb 23 with the tour coordinator, Michael Rogalsky, at 817 705 0905.

 

 

 

Post and Unit Everlasting:

Received 2/16/23 from Michelle Scott Birkett & Jose Hernandez Jr.

It devastates me to announce the untimely death of Andrew & Tina Roush of Post 624 - Mansfield. Yesterday they were involved in a fatal motorcycle crash which claimed both of their lives.

Since we heard the news, the Post has been in contact with the family. Funeral arrangements have not yet been discussed and will be communicated once completed. Please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

March is the Month of the Military Caregiver, Community Service Month and Women’s History Month

Lots of connections to our mission, let me know your plans so we can invite others.

 

 --- Coming events:

Mar 1 (Wed) -  Mental Skills Training session 7 to 9pm at Post 379

 

Mar 6 (Mon) - D.E.C. #3 at Benbrook Post 297 starting at 1900 (7 pm)

 

Mar 11 – Twelfth District MEMBERSHIP COFFEE TOUR

Those wanting to ride the charter bus during any point of the Mar 11 Coffee Tour must RSVP by 28 Feb 23 with the tour coordinator, Michael Rogalsky, at 817 705 0905.

2023_Membership_Tour.pdf SCHEDULE

For additional information:

Michael Rogalsky: District 12 Membership Tour Coordinator. Phone: 817 705 0905

Dave Etter: District 12 Commander. Phone: 317 402 8655

Chad Page: District 12 Vice Commander. Phone: 469 660 7003

 

Mar 25 (Sat) - BLESSING OF THE BIKES at Post 379

379 Riders invited everyone out to there first BLESSING OF THE BIKES March 25th 2:00-4:00.  Starting at 5:00 We will be serving our Monthly 4th Saturday meal (Chicken Fried Steak).  Please join us. Come for the BLESSING and stay for the food.

http://12dis.org/379-Mar25-blessing.jpg

 

--- From National:  Now SAL can renew on line along with our other Legion Family Members

RENEW SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP

This page is for renewing Sons of The American Legion membership only.

https://mylegion.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Membership/SAL-Renew

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

See who's running for mayor, council on May 6

April 6: Last day to register to vote, April 24-May 2: Early voting,

May 6: Election day. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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2/15/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

NOTICE – Feb 28 deadline (but you can do it now)

Those wanting to ride the charter bus during any point of the Mar 11 Coffee Tour must RSVP by 28 Feb 23 with the tour coordinator, Michael Rogalsky, at 817 705 0905.

 

--- This week: [Check the District Events List and your post on line page for new events or changes]

Feb 19 and 20 – Department of Texas Oratorical Dinner and contest: Please send out an email that the dinner for the contestants is on February 19th at 6 pm.  The hotel address is:  1590 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  Have them contact me at 214-762-0692 or text me at that number.  The program starts on Monday at 9 am.
Jeff Perkins, 1st Division Commander, Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Texas

 

--- From Our District Commandr and Officers:

It is with a heavy heart that I accepted the resignation of Commander Bill Ray, of Mansfield Post 624.  Comrade Bill steps down for personal reasons, leaving the helm of Post 624 under the capable hands of Charles Rucker. Bill, thank you for all the guidance you have provided this district. Your leadership and can-do willingness to help your community will be forever engrained into the area. Now, it’s our turn to show you what you’ve taught us. Don’t let us slide, ok, boss?

 

--- Coming events:

Feb 24 – 26 - Department Legion College Phases 1-3 training at Post 379 - point of contact is Joseph Campbell at iokepa789@gmail.com or 808.646.0460.

 

Mar 6 (Mon) - D.E.C. #3 at Benbrook Post 297 starting at 1900 (7 pm)

 

Mar 11 – Twelfth District MEMBERSHIP COFFEE TOUR

Those wanting to ride the charter bus during any point of the Mar 11 Coffee Tour must RSVP by 28 Feb 23 with the tour coordinator, Michael Rogalsky, at 817 705 0905.

2023_Membership_Tour.pdf SCHEDULE

For additional information:

Michael Rogalsky: District 12 Membership Tour Coordinator. Phone: 817 705 0905

Dave Etter: District 12 Commander. Phone: 317 402 8655

Chad Page: District 12 Vice Commander. Phone: 469 660 7003

 

Mar 25Car Show benefitting the Tarrant County Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Car show sponsor information

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

 

Take steps to deter egret nesting now

Once these dirty birds start nesting, you’re stuck with them. Work with neighbors to discourage nesting.

 

COVID-19 clinics available throughout Tarrant County

The community level in the county is high. Now is the time to get vaccinations and boosters.

 

Downtown library open five days a week starting Jan. 31

The Central Library will be closed Sundays and Mondays starting the week of Jan. 20.

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1/18/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

 

This Week, Jan 17 – 22 - Mid Winter Conference- Austin, Texas, Worth a trip, Focus on training

 

This Friday: --- From Our District Commander – Dave Etter: Fwd from Steven B. Ferrell, Commander, 1st Division, Department of Texas, Fwd from Katie Baillio, Texas Veterans Commission, Denison Workforce Center - Friday, Jan 20 - Job Fair at NASJRB Fort Worth, time: 1000 to 1300, 16 or more local employers will be there, must have base access

 

--- From the Department of Veteran Affairs: VA to pay for all emergency mental health care starting next week

Starting Jan. 17, veterans in acute suicidal crisis will be able to go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost – including inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days. Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system to use this benefit.

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth: - Jan. 26. (Thurs) Help count the homeless in our community

On Jan, 26, about 500 volunteers are needed to count and survey people living in unsheltered settings throughout Tarrant and Parker counties.

 

--- Coming events:

Feb 11, 2023 - Department Commander Homecoming: Earl Graham Post 159, 101 Waco St., Bryan, TX 77803, (979) 778-1936

Feb 24 – 26, 2023 - Department Legion College Phases 1-3 training at Post 379 - point of contact is Joseph Campbell at iokepa789@gmail.com or 808.646.0460.

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1/11/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

--- Important Action Item: DUES are now past due if you have not paid for 2023.

 

--- This week: [Check  your post on line page for new events or changes]

Saturday, Jan 14 - Fort Worth Stock Show’s All Western Parade is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Monday, Jan 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day - 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade and Rally 2023

Tuesday, Jan 17 – 22, 2023 - Mid Winter Conference- Austin, Texas - Worth a trip, Focus on training

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth: Saturday, Jan. 14 - Load up on craft supplies at Library swap meet - 1-4 p.m. at the Fort Worth Public Library’s Central location.

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Post 626 Patriot and Liberty House visit, Dec 16, 2022

American Legion Twelfth District Oratorical Contest at Post 569, Jan 7, 2023

 

--- Coming events:

Feb 11, 2023 - Department Commander Homecoming: Earl Graham Post 159, 101 Waco St., Bryan, TX 77803, (979) 778-1936

Feb 24 – 26, 2023 - Department Legion College Phases 1-3 training at Post 379 - point of contact is Joseph Campbell at iokepa789@gmail.com or 808.646.0460.

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1/4/23 District 12 Update

Howdy Folks,

DANG – 2023 ALREADY

--- Important Action Item: DUES are due now if you have not paid for 2023.

 

--- This week: [Check your post on line page for new events or changes]

Saturday, Jan 7 - District 12 Oratorical contest at Post 569, at 9:00 AM.

Each post that presents a competitor, provide an escort/chaperone from their post, so that the individual has at least one familiar face there.

 

Monday, Jan 9 - College Playoff Game watch party at Post 297

 

--- New Pictures (added to our district scrapbook):

Auxiliary members helped celebrate the 136th ANG Christmas Party, Dec 15, 2022

Annual Texas State Guard Toy Drive, Dec 15, 2022

Wreaths Across America at Oakwood Cemetery, Dec 17, 2022

Christmas toy distribution party, Dec 17, 2022

Santa Visiting the NAS Ft. Worth JRB BXTRA, Dec 17, 2022

Wreaths Across America at the National Cemetery with Post 624 Legion Riders, Dec 17, 2022

Post 626 Red Cross blood drive , Dec 17, 2022

 

--- Coming events:

Jan 17 – 22, 2023 - Mid Winter Conference- Austin, Texas, Worth a trip, Focus on training

 

Feb 24 – 26, 2023 - Department Legion College Phases 1-3 training at Post 379

The American Legion, Department of Texas is offering the Department Legion College Phases 1-3 training, 24-26 February 2023 at Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379 located at 1245 N. Industrial Blvd., Bedford.

Phase 1 (Fri, 24 Feb 23) covers Public Relations, Legislative Priorities, a Manual of Ceremonies Overview, Post Americanism Programs, the Children and Youth Pillar, and Committees & Affiliated Organizations. The prerequisite for Phase 1 is presenting your Legion Basic Training certificate during check-in.

Phase 2 (Sat, 25 Feb 23) covers the Consolidated Post Report, Finance and Administration, How to Conduct a Meeting, Writing a Resolution, and Leadership. The prerequisite for Phase 2 is presenting your Phase 1 certificate during check-in or participating in Phase 1 the preceding day.

Phase 3 (Sun, 26 Feb 23) covers Parliamentary Procedures, Membership, Introduction to the District Level, Leadership Education, and Train the Trainer. The prerequisite for Phase 3 is presenting your Phase 1 and 2 certificates during check-in or participating in Phases 1 and 2 the preceding days.

There is no registration fee for this event. Please make your own lodging arrangements with one of the many local hotels 1 to 2 miles from the post. Breakfast is on your own. Lunch and dinner meals may be purchased at Post 379 or from one of the many local restaurants.

The point of contact is Joseph Campbell at iokepa789@gmail.com or 808.646.0460.

 

Department Commander Homecoming: Earl Graham Post 159, 101 Waco St., Bryan, TX 77803, (979) 778-1936, invites you to come and celebrate Department of Texas Commander Gerry Hince. When: Saturday February 11, 2023, 1800-1900 hrs Social Hour; 1900-2100 hrs Dinner. Cost is $40 per person. This is a ticketless event so please include the name of each guest with payment. Write checks to Earl Graham Post 159. Please mail payment to: Earl Graham Post 159, PO Box 326 Bryan, TX 77806.

District 12 Coffee/Membership Tour: Mar 11, 2023 (Sat) - 7 am start at HEB Post 379 return 5 pm

 

--- From the City of Fort Worth:

Sign up for free emergency alerts Fort Worth Texas Alerts provides emergency alerts via text or email, or weather warnings via text, email or voice calls.

City has street sweeper, equipment operator jobs open On-the-spot interviews will be available at the Code Compliance Hiring Fair on Jan. 7.

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The Making of a Leader in a Great Organization by Sylvia Chess January 4, 2017

IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! READ THIS! LEADERSHIP ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!

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