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 LundstromNews & Upcoming Major EventsPresident Trump Speaks to American Legion’s Boys Nation and Girls Nation Program Delegates President Trump welcomed American Legion’s Boys Nation and Girls Nation program delegates from across the country to the White House yesterday. The President commended the young leaders saying, “As I look out at the audience, I see the next generation of American leaders. I see the promise of our future. I see the strength and love of the American spirit. And because of young people like you, I am more confident than ever in the future of the United States.” 911 Memorial CelebrationSat, September 9, 10am – 11am
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 2017JanuaryNew Year's Day, January 1Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16FebruaryFour Chaplains Day, February 3Valentine’s Day, February 14Coast Guard Reserve Birthday, February 19President’s Day, February 20MarchMonth of Military CaregiverNavy Reserve Birthday, March 3Seabee Birthday, March 5Daylight Savings Time begins, March 12K 9 Veterans Day, March 13St. Patrick’s Day, March 17Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29AprilMonth of the Military ChildGold Star Wives Day, April 5Air Force Reserve Birthday, April 14Easter, April 16Army Reserve Birthday, April 23MayNational Military Appreciation MonthLoyalty Day, May 1Silver Star Service Banner Day, May 1National Day of Prayer, May 4VE (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 12Children of Fallen Patriots Day, May 13Mother’s Day, May 14Armed Forces Day, May 20Memorial Day, May 29JuneD-Day, June 6Flag Day, June 14Army Birthday, June 14Father’s Day, June 18Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday, June 23Anniversary of the start of the Korean War, June 25PTSD Awareness Day, June 27JulyIndependence Day, July 4Parents’ Day, July 23Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps, July 29AugustCoast Guard Day, August 4Purple Heart Day, August 7National Airborne Day, August 16Marine Corps Reserve Birthday, August 29SeptemberV-J Day (Victory over Japan), September 2Labor Day, September 4Grandparents’ Day, September 10Patriot Day, September 11POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 15Stepfamily Day, September 16Citizenship Day, September 17Air Force (USAF) Birthday, September 18National POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 19Native American Day, September 22Rosh Hashanah Begins (at sunset), September 24Gold Star Mother’s and Father’s Day, September 24OctoberYom Kippur Begins (at sunset), October 3Columbus Day, October 9U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday, October 13Boss’s Day, October 16Sweetest Day, October 21Day of the Deployed, October 26Halloween, October 31NovemberNational Military Family MonthDaylight Savings Time Ends, November 5Marine Corps Day/Birthday, November 10Veterans Day, November 11Thanksgiving Day, November 23Black Friday, November 24Cyber Monday, November 27#GivingTuesday, November 28DecemberCivil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday, December 1Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7U.S. National Guard Birthday, December 13Hanukkah Begins, December 16National Wreaths Across Amenities, December 16Christmas Eve, December 24Christmas Day, December 25Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant, December 28Kwanzaa, December 26 – January 1New Year’s Eve, December 31
Wednesday, September 13th, Membership Meeting TimesSAL Meeting 6:00PMAUXILLARY Meeting 6:00PMGeneral Legionaire Meeting 7:00PMThursday, September 21st Membership Meeting TimesRiders Meeting 7:00PMThe American Legion & SAL of South Houston Post 490 are proud to support the:2nd Annual Veteran Boots To Suits Hiring Event“Stepping into Success”Tuesday, August 29th 10am-2pmLocation:Metropolitan Multi-Service Center1475 W. GrayHouston, Texas 77019Bus Line #32Registration Link Below:For More Information:National Veterans Outreach ProgramMarcelo Uriegasmuriegas@nvop-houston.org713-666-4796www.agif-nvop.org