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Houston Post 490!

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The American Legion South Houston Post 490 is located across from the main entrance to Ellington Field, south of Houston, Texas. Post 490 is in the 22nd District, 2nd Division, Department of Texas. The Post Commander for 2017-2018 is Johnny Lundstrom. General Membership Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The Board of Trustees meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM., the Executive Committee at 7:00 PM. The Post and its activities are supported by the Auxiliary Unit 490. The Post sponsors the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 490 and The American Legion Riders. Commander Johnny Lundstrom News & Upcoming Major Events
The American Legion South Houston Post 490,  11702 Old Galveston Road,  Houston, Texas 77034   Club Room & Food Orders: (281) 481-5686 Office: (281) 481-1179 Fax: (281) 481-0257 Copyright © 2001-2018 by The American Legion         Site Revision Date: 02-27-2018
The American Legion South Houston Post 490 The Largest American Legion Post in Texas!

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Our Past Commanders 2016
You Can Now Renew Your Dues Now Using PayPal! Eligibility for membership in The American Legion is set forth as follows: Any person shall be eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the United States and assigned to active duty at some time during any of the following periods: April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 August 2, 1990, to the cessation of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States. All above dates inclusive, or who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of his entry therein, served on active duty in the armed forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during any of said periods; provided, however, that such service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, or continued honorably after any of said periods; provided further, that no person shall be entitled to membership who, being in such service during any of said periods, refused on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject himself to military discipline or unqualified service. Want to join our post as a new member? Download membership application below! Affiliated Websites:
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Dates of Interest 2018 January New Year's Day, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15 February Groundhog Day, Feb 2 Four Chaplains Day, February 3 USO Birthday, Feb 4 Mardi Gras, Feb 13 Valentine’s Day, February 14 Coast Guard Reserve Birthday, February 19 President’s Day, February 19 March Navy Reserve Birthday, March 3 Seabee Birthday, March 5 Daylight Savings Time begins, March 11 K 9 Veterans Day, March 13 American Legion Birthday, March 15 St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29 Passover Begins, March 30 Good Friday, March 30 April American Legions Children & Youth Month Month of the Military Caregiver & Child Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month April Fools Day, April 1 Easter, April 1 Gold Star Wives Day, April 5 Passover ends, April 7 Air Force Reserve Birthday, April 14 Earth Day, April 22 Army Reserve Birthday, April 23 May National Military Appreciation Month Mental Health Awareness Month Loyalty Day, May 1 Silver Star Service Banner Day, May 1 National Day of Prayer, May 3 VE (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8 Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 11 Children of Fallen Patriots Day, May 13 Mother’s Day, May 13 Ramadan begins, May 15 Armed Forces Day, May 19 Memorial Day, May 28 June Nation PTSD Awareness Month D-Day, June 6 Flag Day, June 14 Army Birthday, June 14 Ramadan ends, June 14 Father’s Day, June 17 Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday, June 23 Anniversary of the start of the Korean War, June 25 PTSD Awareness Day, June 27 July Independence Day, July 4 Parents’ Day, July 22 Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27 Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps, July 29 August Air Force Day, August 1 Coast Guard Day, August 4 Purple Heart Day, August 7 National Navajo Code Talkers, Day August 14 National Airborne Day, August 16 Women’s Equality Day, August 26 Marine Corps Reserve Birthday, August 29 September Suicide Prevention Month V-J Day (Victory over Japan), September 2 Labor Day, September 3 Grandparents’ Day, September 9 Rosh Hashanah starts, September 10-11 Patriot Day, September 11 Step Family Day, September 16 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, September 17 Air Force (USAF) Birthday, September 18 Yom Kippur begins, September 19 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 21 Yom Kippur end, September 19 Native American Day, September 28 Gold Star Mother’s and Father’s Day, September 30 October Domestic Violence Awareness Month Columbus Day, October 8 U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday, October 13 Boss’s Day, October 16 Sweetest Day, October 20 Day of the Deployed, October 26 Halloween, October 31 November National Military Family Month National Caregiver Month Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 4 Marine Corps Day/Birthday, November 10 Veterans Day, November 11 Thanksgiving Day, November 22 Black Friday, November 23 Cyber Monday, November 26 #GivingTuesday, November 27 December Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday, December 1 Hanukkah begins, December 2 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7 Hanukkah end, December 10 U.S. National Guard Birthday, December 13 National Wreaths Across America Day, December 15 Christmas Eve, December 24 Christmas Day, December 25 Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Asst., December 28 Kwanzaa, December 26 – January 1 New Year’s Eve, December 31
Wednesday, March 14th & April 11th, Meeting Times SAL Meeting 6:00PM Auxiliary Meeting 6:30PM General Legionnaire Meeting 7:00PM Thursday, March 15th & April 19th Riders Meeting 7:00PM
The Post Store Is Now Open Grab Some Military Swag Free Shipping Nationwide Free Priority Shipping Continental US! In Loving Memory Memorial Service Will Be Held For Kevin Leininger, March 18th, Sunday 2:00 PM, In the Hall Refreshments Will Be Served Kevin was a valued member of the post for many years, and volunteered countless hours, friend to so many, he will be greatly missed! During Lent we will be serving Fish Plates for $8.00 Congratulations to Adarsh Suresh, Sponsored by Post 490. He will represent the 22nd District at the 2nd Division Oratorical Contest. Blood Drive Sunday, April 8, 2018 10:00AM-4:00PM In The Hall http://www.giveblood.org
STARS AND STRIPES VETERAN CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY THE VAREP HOUSTON CHAPTER MONDAY APRIL 2, 2018 SWEETWATER COUNTRY CLUB 4400 Palm Royale Blvd • Sugar Land, TX 77479 REGISTRATION: 7:45AM SHOTGUN: 9:00AM AWARDS BANQUET: 2:00PM $150 SINGLE $600 FOURSOME $125 INDIV. VETERAN Includes green and cart fees, Golf Shirt, CBIGG Replay Card, individual hole goodie bags, two drink tickets and a ticket to the Awards Lunch. Note: Additional Awards Lunch tickets can be purchased for $35.00 by non-golf participants WWW.VAREP.NET/STARSANDSTRIPES/HOUSTON FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin Babik – (713) 403-6652 or email Houston@varep.net St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 2018! March 16th, Friday, 7-11PM Admission $10 Held In Hall Traditional Irish Fare Cash Bar & Food Ticket Given at Admission Band: The Jig Is Up Dancers: Drake School of Irish Dance
Free Movie Night Monthly, 1st Monday Every Month Monday, April 2nd  Starting 6:00PM Double Feature Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)1hr 44min Followed by: Dunkirk (2017) 2hrs Dinner, Drinks and Movies, Kitchen Open Until 9pm Free Snacks, Popcorn, $1.25 Hot Dogs HD Projection, Surround Sound    All Legion members and families welcome no charge. Event Held In Hall Email: richard@cns-tx.com for movie ideas or donations. Looking for latest Bluray releases or family oriented hit movies for youth events.