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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 David Balboa 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. 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 © 2001-2019 by The American Legion
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. NEW MEMBER? Download membership application below! Affiliated Websites:
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Dates of Interest 2019 January New Year's Day, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21 February Groundhog Day, Feb 2 Four Chaplains Day, February 3 USO Birthday, Feb 4 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 Mardi Gras, March 5 Daylight Savings Time begins, March 10 K 9 Veterans Day, March 13 American Legion Birthday, March 15 St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29 April American Legions Children & Youth Month Month of the Military Caregiver & Child Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month April Fools Day, April 1 Easter, April 21 Gold Star Spouses Day, April 5 Air Force Reserve Birthday, April 14 Passover Begins, April 19 Good Friday, April 19 Earth Day, April 22 Army Reserve Birthday, April 23 Passover ends, April 27 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 2 VE (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8 Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 10 Children of Fallen Patriots Day, May 13 Mother’s Day, May 12 Ramadan begins, May 5 Armed Forces Day, May 18 Memorial Day, May 27 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 16 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 28 Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27 Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps, July 29 August Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month 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 2 Grandparents’ Day, September 8 Patriot Day, September 11 Step Family Day, September 16 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, September 17 Air Force (USAF) Birthday, September 18 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 20 Native American Day, September 27 Rosh Hashanah September 29-Oct 1 Gold Star Mother’s and Father’s Day, September 29 October Domestic Violence Awareness Month Yom Kippur October 8-9 U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday, October 13 Columbus Day, October 14 Boss’s Day, October 16 Sweetest Day, October 19 Day of the Deployed, October 26 Halloween, October 31 November National Military Family Month National Caregiver Month Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 3 Marine Corps Day/Birthday, November 10 Veterans Day, November 11 Thanksgiving Day, November 28 Black Friday, November 29 December Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday, December 1 Cyber Monday, December 2 #GivingTuesday, December 3 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7 U.S. National Guard Birthday, December 13 National Wreaths Across America Day, December 14 Hanukkah, December 22-30 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, February 13th Meetings SAL Meeting 6:00PM Auxiliary Meeting 6:30PM General Legionaries 7:00PM Thursday, February 21st **Riders Meeting 6:00PM**
The Post Store Is Now Open Grab Some Military Swag Free Shipping Nationwide Free Priority Shipping Continental US! Membership Renewal It’s time to renew your membership, please stop by the club, mail-in, or use the PayPal link (top of page) to renew. New Club Hours: Sunday: 11:00 am. - 9:00 pm. Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am. - Midnight February Events: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Election for Board of Trustees opening. If you are interested there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the clubroom. Free Pool Table Play Mondays 5-9 pm. Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:30 am. Cleanup Day, Lunch Provided General Cleanup and Beautification, anyone can help, anyone who has experience with building concrete forms appreciated. 2nd & 4th Sundays Auxiliary Unit Turkey Shoot Flyer Crawfish Boils 2nd & 4th Sundays February 24th - May 25th   March Events March 2, 2019 Ethnic Night, German Food, 5-7 PM. Plates are $10, Only 40 Plates will be sold. Pre-order tickets are $8 Saturday, March 9, 2019 Post 490 will be hosting the American Legion’s Centennial Celebration for the 22nd District. Information will be provided next month. Be sure to put this date on your calendar.