Hungry, want to play J have a “beverage of your choice” with friends? Check the “FOOD AND FUN” schedule.

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.

You can sign up for the VETERANS DAY PARADE at any time before the deadline, sooner the better.

Be sure to check our BULLETIN BOARD for more good stuff.

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NOVEMBER 2017 - Military Family Month

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Nov 3 (Friday) - ALL-PRO Wrestling at Haltom City Post 655 7:30 pm

Nov 4th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) (Last chance to register your entry) at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Sun Nov 5, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time ends

Nov 6 - Commanders Call (no Presidents Parlay this month); 7:00 pm at Post 838 Cancelled

Nov 10 - Marine Corps Birthday

Nov 11th (Saturday) – Veterans Day

Veterans Breakfast: 7:00 am at Post 838

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

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade

Mansfield Veterans Day Parade, 10:00 am; Presented by: American Legion, Post 624, Mansfield, TX

Haltom City Veterans Park Dedication, 11:00 am

Trophy Club Veterans Park Dedication

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program (time not posted)

Arlington Heroes Parade, 1:00 pm

Taps n Tunes USO Variety Show in Hurst, 2:30 pm

Flag Retirement Ceremony; 5:15 pm at Post 516 followed by Classic Rock and Roll with Vinny and the Jets

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

Nov 12th (Sunday) – Massing of the Colors (INVITATION with DETAILS)

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

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

Nov 16 (Thursday) – Veterans Job Fair in Arlington

Nov 18th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade debriefing at Benbrook American Legion Post 297

Nov 22 (Wednesday) – Thanksgiving Dinner for the Community and Homeless; Post 838, 10am to 2pm

Nov 23rd (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

Nov 26 and 28 – Lots of Area Toy Run’s

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off

 

DECEMBER 2017

(Lots of Toy Runs are listed on SudsandButterfly home page)

Dec 1 (Friday) – Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

ALL-PRO Wrestling at Haltom City Post 655 7:30 pm

Dec?  – Toys for Tots kick off

Dec 2 (Saturday) – Fish Fry Dinner at Post 838; 12pm to 4pm ($10 per person)

Dec 2 and 3 – lots of Area Toy Run’s

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

Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 8 (Friday) – Tania Lewis live at American Legion Post 838

Dec 9 – Texas Toy Run

District Christmas Party; 6:30 pm at Post 516

Dec 9 and10 – Lots of Area Toy Run’s

Dec ? SNOWBALL EXPRESS

Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

Dec 16 - National Wreaths Across America

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

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

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

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

Dec 25th – Christmas Day

Dec 31 (Sunday) – New Years Eve

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2018 Planning dates:

 

JANUARY 2018

Jan 1 – Boys State Registration Opens

Jan 1 (Monday) – New Years Day

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

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

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

Jan 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

Jan 25 – 28 DEC

 

FEBRUARY 2018

01 Feb 18 - Junior Shooting Sports first round (Individual Precision, Individual Sporter and Team State Championship) target and payment due date 

Syperbowl?

Feb 4 (Sunday) – Scout Sunday

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

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

Feb 14 – Valentines Day

Feb 19 (Monday) – Presidents Day

 

MARCH 2018 Community Service Month | Month of the Military Caregiver

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

Veterans Job Fair in Arlington

Mar 2– Texas Independence Day

Mar 3 Navy Reserves Birthday

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

Mar 8 – International Women's Day

Mar 15 to 17 – American Legion Birthday

Mar 17 (Sat) – St Patrick’s Day

Coffee Tour / Membership Drive starting from Post 655

31 Mar 18 - Junior Shooting Sports second round (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter Qualification, and Team Nationals) target and payment due date 

 

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

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

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

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

April 14 - Air Force Reserve Birthday

April 18 – National Lineman Appreciation Day

April 19-22 – Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

April 21 – District 12 Spring Convention at Post 838

April 23 - Army Reserves Birthday

April 28 (Arbor Day)

Hops and Props at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Bike and Car Show at Post 516 (with bike games) 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

MAY 2018 National Military Appreciation Month (Month to showcase ALA poppies)

May 1 - Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day 

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo & National Day of Prayer

            First Division Convention at Post 379

May 6 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 7 - Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay; 7:00 pm at Post 516

May 8 - VE Day (Victory in Europe)

May 11 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother’s Day)

May 13 (Sunday) – Mothers Day

May 14 - Boys State Registration Ends and Wait List Begins

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 – Boys State Orientation, 7:00 pm at Post 569

May 16-25 - RUN FOR THE WALL Southern Route leaves from California

May 19 (Saturday) – Armed Forces Day

[May (date TBD) – Pre Memorial Day Cookout for Fort Worth Veteran Homes]

[May 26 - Congress to designated May 26, 2017, as National Poppy Day]

May 27 (Sunday) – Carry The Load DALLAS MEMORIAL MARCH

May 28 (Monday) – Memorial Day

8:30 am in Forrest Hill to 6:30 pm at Mount Olivet Cemetery

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

6:00 pm - HALTOM CITY MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION at Post 655

8:00 pm – Post 516 Flag Retirement

 

JUNE 2018

Month of June 2018 – American Legion Baseball Period

June 4 – Commanders Call and Presidents Parlay at Post 655

June 6 – D-Day

Sunday, 10 June 2018 – Friday, 15 June 2018 Texas Boys State

June 10 (Sunday) Boys State Bus Send Off at 10:00 am – leaving from Post 569, Girls State Bus Send Off in Irving, Texas

Jun 14 – U.S. Army birthday – Flag Day

Flag Retirement Ceremonies at Benbrook Post 297 & Mansfield Post 624

Jun 17 (Sunday) – Fathers Day

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

June 23 (Friday) - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

 

JULY 2018

July 4 (Wednesday) – Independence Day

July 11-15 2018 Department Convention at San Antonio, Texas

17-22 Jul 18 - Nationals (Individual Precision and Individual Sporter) in Colorado Springs

July 29 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

 

AUGUST 2018

August 4 - Coast Guard Birthday

August 7 - Purple Heart Day

Aug 14 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day

Aug 24 – 30: The American Legion 100th National Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aug 29 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 National Disaster Preparedness Month

Sept 3 (Monday) – Labor Day

Sep 9 – Grandparents Day

Sep 11 – Patriot Day National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 17 – Constitution Day

Sep 20 – 23, DEC

 

OCTOBER 2018

[Oct 2? (Tuesday) – Texas National Night Out (let me know what folks are doing)]

Oct 6 (Saturday) - ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624 starting at noon

Oct 7 (Sunday) – Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Breakfast at Post 379

Oct 10 – Columbus Day

Oct 13 - Navy Birthday

Oct 26 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27 – Navy Day

Oct 31 – Halloween

 

NOVEMBER 2018 - Military Family Month

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Nov 10 (Saturday) – Marine Corps Birthday

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

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade

Mansfield Veterans Day Parade

Nov 11 (Sunday) – Veterans Day

National Cemetery Veterans Day Program, 3 pm

Massing of the Colors First Presbyterian Church, Ft Worth, 2:30 pm

[Nov ? - 10th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down 9am to 2pm]

Nov 22 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off

District 12 events plan – current as of July 21, 2017)

National Flag Code: FLY YOUR FLAG days.

 

DECEMBER 2018

Dec 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

[Dec ? – Toys for Tots kick off]

Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

[Dec ? - National Wreaths Across America]

[Dec ? – Armed Forces Bowl]

Dec 25 – Christmas Day

Dec 31 – New Years Eve

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2019 Planning dates:

Future DEC Dates:

January 24 – 27, 2019

September 26 – 29, 2019

 

National Conventions Future Dates and Locations

August 23 - 29, 2019- The American Legion National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 100th birthday of The American Legion
August 28 - September 3, 2020 - The American Legion National Convention, Louisville, Kentucky

August 27 - September 2, 2021 - Phoenix, Arizona

August 26 - September 1, 2022 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Last update 11/22/2017