The American Legion

Welcome To The American Legion

South Houston Post 490!

General Information

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.


General Membership Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The Board of Trustees meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. The Executive Committee meets first Wednesday each month 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.

Community Outreach

We provide gifts to underprivileged children of veterans and meals to needy families during the holidays. We provide funds to the Special Olympics, South Houston Community Center, needy school children in the area, Jaycees of Clear Lake, the USO at Ellington and the Shriners. Our American Legion Riders group provides funds for battered women and money to the Legacy Fund (scholarships to children of military personnel killed in action since 9-11). We provide meeting space for community related activities.

Our Veterans and You

Each month we provide food and haircut coupons to our veterans at the VA Hospital. We host 25 to 30 VA patients at our monthly Steak Dinners. We donate time and funds to the VA volunteer services. We participate in the Annual BBQ Cook-Off at the VA Hospital which feeds hundreds of patients and staff. The Auxiliary sends Care Packages to our troops overseas. The Auxiliary provides housewarming baskets to veterans who are transitioning into their first apartments. We assist veterans in emergency situations and help them obtain services at the VA. We host special events for Ellington military personnel. Our Service Officer provides valuable information on veteran benefits and Houston military events. We have several special events honoring our veterans such as Memorial Day Services, Four Chaplains Services, 4th of July events, Veterans Day, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremonies.

Post Policies and Legal

Post 490 Bylaws & Constitution Board of Trustees Policy 990 Compliance Policy
South Houston Post 490