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 EventsAmerican Legion South Post 490 Hurricane Harvey Relief EffortsIf you are able please donate generously to the American Legion South Post 490 Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Any amount will make a difference. Just click the PayPal donate button above. 100% of the donations go directly to the Houston Community Harvey Relief Efforts. In conjunction with our partners across the nation, we are distributing tons of goods, clothing, cleaning supplies, and so much more. Our volunteers are spending a huge amount of time helping the community. The American Legion South Post 490 salutes everyone who makes us:HOUSTON STRONGTo drop off non perishable donations or for help please stop by:The American Legion South Houston Post 490 11702 Old Galveston Road, Houston, Texas 77034
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, October 11th, Membership Meeting TimesSAL Meeting 6:00PMAUXILIARY Meeting 7:00PMGeneral Legionnaire Meeting 7:00PMThursday, September 21st Membership Meeting TimesRiders Meeting 7:00PMOctober Riders Meeting, Thursday, October 19th, 7:00PMHurricane Harvey News From Butch Sparks (8-30-2017)“Post 490 survived the hurricane and storm without any damage.”First and most importantly, I hope everyone is safe. Many of our members and Posts have been adversely affected by this historical disaster and may need financial assistance. Please help us by sharing the following information to your membership:The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund provides grants as indicated as follows:(Fund Overview)INDIVIDUAL MEMBER GRANTS: Grants from this fund provide emergency assistance to The American Legion or Sons of The American Legion current members in areas devastated by a declared natural disaster, to include floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and related adverse weather events.You must have been displaced or evacuated from primary residence and had out-of-pocket expenses to provide for food, clothing and shelter. These funds are not designed for insurance compensation or to cover monetary losses from a business, structures on your property (barns, tool sheds), equipment or vehicles. Individual members may apply for assistance. Only one grant per household (up to $3,000.00) will be approved.POST GRANTS: Same criteria apply. Post Grants (up to $10,000.00) must derive from a declared natural disaster. Substantiating information must provide that The American Legion Post will cease to perform the duties and activities in the community due to losses sustained. A written report from a Post, District or Department officer outlining losses and the impact on community should be provided with the Grant Application. The NEF is not a replacement for insurance. It is the responsibility of each Post to have necessary insurance to sustain operations in the event of damage.Attached is an NEF Application form with instructions.(NEF Application)Completed forms can be mailed to: The American Legion Department of Texas P.O. Box 140527 Austin, TX 78714They can also be faxed to Department Headquarters at: 512-472-0603 or emailed to the Department Adjutant, Bill West at firstname.lastname@example.orgHope you find this information helpful. If I can offer assistance please give me a call. ThanksButch Sparks, NECP.S. It has also come to my attention that Temporary Financial Assistance may be useful to veterans with children that are displaced by “Harvey”. These applications can be used by any veteran with children that meets the necessary requirements. Specific questions concerning TFA should be directed to Nancy Bullard at Department Headquarters, Her email is email@example.com(Download Chili Cook-Off Application)
American Legion South Houston Post 490Blood DriveSunday, October 110 am - 4 pmInside Legion Hall11702 Galveston Rd.Houston, TX77034Schedule an appointment TODAY!Sign up online at www.giveblood.orgusing sponsor code Q394or contact Dave Witucki (281) 332-6233to schedule an appointment.Walk-ins are welcome!Free T-shirts!