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 2019JanuaryNew Year's Day, January 1Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21FebruaryGroundhog Day, Feb 2Four Chaplains Day, February 3USO Birthday, Feb 4Valentine’s Day, February 14Coast Guard Reserve Birthday, February 19President’s Day, February 19MarchNavy Reserve Birthday, March 3Seabee Birthday, March 5Mardi Gras, March 5Daylight Savings Time begins, March 10K 9 Veterans Day, March 13American Legion Birthday, March 15St. Patrick’s Day, March 17Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29AprilAmerican Legions Children & Youth MonthMonth of the Military Caregiver & ChildSexual Assault Awareness & Prevention MonthApril Fools Day, April 1Easter, April 21Gold Star Spouses Day, April 5Air Force Reserve Birthday, April 14Passover Begins, April 19Good Friday, April 19Earth Day, April 22Army Reserve Birthday, April 23Passover ends, April 27MayNational Military Appreciation MonthMental Health Awareness MonthLoyalty Day, May 1Silver Star Service Banner Day, May 1National Day of Prayer, May 2VE (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 10Children of Fallen Patriots Day, May 13Mother’s Day, May 12Ramadan begins, May 5Armed Forces Day, May 18Memorial Day, May 27JuneNation PTSD Awareness MonthD-Day, June 6Flag Day, June 14Army Birthday, June 14Ramadan ends, June 14Father’s Day, June 16Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday, June 23Anniversary of the start of the Korean War, June 25PTSD Awareness Day, June 27JulyIndependence Day, July 4Parents’ Day, July 28Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps, July 29AugustAnti-Terrorism Awareness MonthAir 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 2Grandparents’ Day, September 8Patriot Day, September 11Step Family Day, September 16Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, September 17Air Force (USAF) Birthday, September 18National POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 20Native American Day, September 27Rosh Hashanah September 29-Oct 1Gold Star Mother’s and Father’s Day, September 29OctoberDomestic Violence Awareness MonthYom Kippur October 8-9U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday, October 13Columbus Day, October 14Boss’s Day, October 16Sweetest Day, October 19Day of the Deployed, October 26Halloween, October 31NovemberNational Military Family MonthNational Caregiver MonthDaylight Savings Time Ends, November 3Marine Corps Day/Birthday, November 10Veterans Day, November 11Thanksgiving Day, November 28Black Friday, November 29DecemberCivil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday, December 1Cyber Monday, December 2#GivingTuesday, December 3Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7U.S. National Guard Birthday, December 13National Wreaths Across America Day, December 14Hanukkah, December 22-30Christmas Eve, December 24Christmas Day, December 25Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Asst., December 28Kwanzaa, December 26 – January 1New Year’s Eve, December 31
The Post Store Is Now OpenGrab Some Military SwagFree Shipping NationwideFree Priority Shipping Continental US!Membership RenewalIt’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. - MidnightFour ChaplainsSunday, February 3, 2019, throughout the afternoon1:00 pm.: Flag Retirement Ceremony Outside.3:00 pm.: The Four Chaplains Memorial Service.Service will start in Post Hall.Snacks and food provided during the Super Bowl Party, after the service.Everyone is Welcome.Link to Wiki entry on Four ChaplainsSuper Bowl PartySunday, February 3rd, 2019, 5:00pm.Game Kickoff, est. 5:30pm.Other Upcoming Events:(From Blast)Sunday, January 20, 2019 American Legion 2nd Division Oratorical Contest will be held at Post 521, 2221 Preston Road, Pasadena, Texas 77503 at 1400 hours.January 24th27th American Legion Department of Texas Mid-Winter Conference at the Omni Southpark in Austin. For more information go to TXLegion.org.January 27, 2019Auxiliary Unit 490 Turkey Shoot (see flyer)Sunday, February 3, 2019:1300 – Flag Disposal Ceremony1500 - Four Chaplains Ceremony.1700 – Super Bowl PartyStarting in February 2019 we will have bands in the Hall on the 2nd Saturday of each month. This will be open to the public. Admission will be free to members who provide their membership card and $5.00 for non-members. The kitchen will be open with a limited menu. Invite your friends and neighbors.Sunday, February 10, 2019American Legion 22nd District Meeting at post 654, 3105 Campbell Road, Houston, TX 77080Wednesday, February 13, 2019Election for Board of Trustees opening. If you are interested there is a signup sheet on the bulletin board in the clubroom.Saturday, March 9, 2019Post 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.