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 David BalboaGeneral 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.News & 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.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 31Golf Information & FormsClick Form Link Below to Download Form2018 Golf Tournament Info Flyer2018 Golfer Registration Form$75 Per Person2018 Golf Donor/Sponsorship Form2018 Donation Request LetterThis Years Sponsor Options:Hole Sponsor $100Golf Cart Sponsor $200
Wednesday, September 12th & October 10th MeetingsSAL Meeting 6:00PMAuxiliary Meeting 6:30PMGeneral Legionaries 7:00PMThursday, August 16th, September 20th & October 18thRiders Meeting 7:00PM
The Post Store Is Now OpenGrab Some Military SwagFree Shipping NationwideFree Priority Shipping Continental US!Message From S.A.L.Squadron 490, Sons of the American Legion, is offering until the end of the year, a special $10 Membership price for all New members, this does not apply to membership renewals. Applications are available in the club room. Thanks for help growing the Squadron.Did you know the American Legion Will Be 100 Years Old In 2019? What are the post plans for the celebration? Here is a pamphlet from national.The American LegionLegacy & Vision website:https://centennial.legion.org/July/August 2018 NewsletterClick Envelope to View/DownloadAugust 25th, 2018Post Clean-Up DayA Message from the Board Of TrusteesOne of the ways the Post keeps its expenses low is by performing as much work as we can without having to hire additional help. This requires everyone’s cooperation though, not just a few dedicated volunteers. The Board of Trustees needs YOUR help on August 25, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. for a multitude of projects around the Post building. There will be an opportunity to work inside or outside depending on your preference. There will be some tasks that require a certain “handyman” skill level. Other tasks that require fogging the mirror when you wake up in the morning. We will have something for everyone to do.There are a few specialty skills/items we need. In particular we are looking for several paper shredders to dispose of old paper work, an electrician for some minor wiring issues, plumbing experience to change a faucet and help clear a drain line, rakes to get rid of the grass piles in the yard, a 12 - 14 inch chainsaw to trim a few items.Thank you in advance for helping maintain the Post and keeping our cost low. I look forward to seeing you.Ben EdwardsChairman, Board of TrusteesAmerican Legion Post 490American Legion Post 490Veterans helping Veterans28th Annual Golf TournamentThursday, September 20, 2018Pasadena Municipal Golf CourseClick HEREfor Directions9:00AM Start4 Man Shotgun Start$75 Entry feeAmerican Legion Post 49011702 Old Galveston Rd. Houston, TX Phone-281-481-1179Team Cash Prizes determined by participation.Limited to 36 TeamsIncludes: Breakfast at 6:00AM at the Post.Hot dogs and beverages on the course. BBQ Lunch at the Post from 1:00PM to 4:00PMContacts: David Balboa – 832-229-0992 John Evans – 281-703-9299Lynn Sparks – 713-962-9253 Benefiting Children and Youth ProgramsPayPal Payment For Golf Tournament:
Free Family Movie Night, Monthly, Last One This Year!Monday, September 3rdStarting 6:00PM Double FeatureDeadpool (2018) 1hrs 48minsDeadpool 2 (2018) 2hrsMovie Trailer LinkMovie Trailer LinkDinner, Drinks and Movies, Kitchen Open Until 9pmFree Snacks & Popcorn, Hot Dogs $1.25HD Projection, Surround Sound All Legion members and families welcome no charge.Event Held In HallMovie Night Will Resume After Football Season