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 Events
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 2018JanuaryNew Year's Day, January 1Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15FebruaryGroundhog Day, Feb 2Four Chaplains Day, February 3USO Birthday, Feb 4Mardi Gras, Feb 13Valentine’s Day, February 14Coast Guard Reserve Birthday, February 19President’s Day, February 19MarchNavy Reserve Birthday, March 3Seabee Birthday, March 5Daylight Savings Time begins, March 11K 9 Veterans Day, March 13American Legion Birthday, March 15St. Patrick’s Day, March 17Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29Passover Begins, March 30Good Friday, March 30AprilAmerican Legions Children & Youth MonthMonth of the Military Caregiver & ChildSexual Assault Awareness & Prevention MonthApril Fools Day, April 1Easter, April 1Gold Star Wives Day, April 5Passover ends, April 7Air Force Reserve Birthday, April 14Earth Day, April 22Army Reserve Birthday, April 23MayNational Military Appreciation MonthMental Health Awareness MonthLoyalty Day, May 1Silver Star Service Banner Day, May 1National Day of Prayer, May 3VE (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 11Children of Fallen Patriots Day, May 13Mother’s Day, May 13Ramadan begins, May 15Armed Forces Day, May 19Memorial Day, May 28JuneNation PTSD Awareness MonthD-Day, June 6Flag Day, June 14Army Birthday, June 14Ramadan ends, June 14Father’s Day, June 17Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday, June 23Anniversary of the start of the Korean War, June 25PTSD Awareness Day, June 27JulyIndependence Day, July 4Parents’ Day, July 22Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps, July 29AugustAir Force Day, August 1Coast Guard Day, August 4Purple Heart Day, August 7National Navajo Code Talkers, Day August 14National Airborne Day, August 16Women’s Equality Day, August 26Marine Corps Reserve Birthday, August 29SeptemberSuicide Prevention MonthV-J Day (Victory over Japan), September 2Labor Day, September 3Grandparents’ Day, September 9Rosh Hashanah starts, September 10-11Patriot Day, September 11Step Family Day, September 16Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, September 17Air Force (USAF) Birthday, September 18Yom Kippur begins, September 19National POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 21Yom Kippur end, September 19Native American Day, September 28Gold Star Mother’s and Father’s Day, September 30OctoberDomestic Violence Awareness MonthColumbus Day, October 8U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday, October 13Boss’s Day, October 16Sweetest Day, October 20Day of the Deployed, October 26Halloween, October 31NovemberNational Military Family MonthNational Caregiver MonthDaylight Savings Time Ends, November 4Marine Corps Day/Birthday, November 10Veterans Day, November 11Thanksgiving Day, November 22Black Friday, November 23Cyber Monday, November 26#GivingTuesday, November 27DecemberCivil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday, December 1Hanukkah begins, December 2Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7Hanukkah end, December 10U.S. National Guard Birthday, December 13National Wreaths Across America Day, December 15Christmas Eve, December 24Christmas Day, December 25Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Asst., December 28Kwanzaa, December 26 – January 1New Year’s Eve, December 31
Wednesday, March 14th & April 11th, Meeting TimesSAL Meeting 6:00PMAuxiliary Meeting 6:30PMGeneral Legionnaire Meeting 7:00PMThursday, March 15th & April 19thRiders Meeting 7:00PM
The Post Store Is Now OpenGrab Some Military SwagFree Shipping NationwideFree Priority Shipping Continental US!In Loving MemoryMemorial Service Will Be Held For Kevin Leininger,March 18th, Sunday 2:00 PM, In the HallRefreshments Will Be ServedKevin 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 $8.00Congratulations to Adarsh Suresh, Sponsored by Post 490. He will represent the 22nd District at the 2nd Division Oratorical Contest.Blood DriveSunday, April 8, 201810:00AM-4:00PMIn The Hallhttp://www.giveblood.org
STARS AND STRIPESVETERAN CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENTHOSTED BY THE VAREP HOUSTON CHAPTERMONDAYAPRIL 2, 2018SWEETWATER COUNTRY CLUB4400 Palm Royale Blvd • Sugar Land, TX 77479REGISTRATION: 7:45AMSHOTGUN: 9:00AMAWARDS BANQUET: 2:00PM$150 SINGLE$600 FOURSOME$125 INDIV. VETERANIncludes green and cart fees, Golf Shirt, CBIGG Replay Card, individualhole 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 participantsWWW.VAREP.NET/STARSANDSTRIPES/HOUSTONFOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:Kristin Babik – (713) 403-6652 or email Houston@varep.netSt. Patrick’s Day Celebration 2018!March 16th, Friday, 7-11PMAdmission $10Held In HallTraditional Irish FareCash Bar & Food Ticket Given at AdmissionBand: The Jig Is UpDancers: Drake School of Irish Dance
Free Movie NightMonthly, 1st Monday Every MonthMonday, April 2ndStarting 6:00PM Double FeatureJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)1hr 44minFollowed by:Dunkirk (2017) 2hrsDinner, Drinks and Movies, Kitchen Open Until 9pmFree Snacks, Popcorn, $1.25 Hot DogsHD Projection, Surround Sound All Legion members and families welcome no charge.Event Held In HallEmail: email@example.com for movie ideas or donations. Looking for latest Bluray releases or family oriented hit movies for youth events.