Banquet Hall, War Room, and Outdoor Pavilion are all available for rent.

Video Gaming • 8 Big Screen TVs • Surround Sound • Hi Tech Juke Box

Welcome to the The New Lenox American Legion – Thomas E. Hartung Post 1977

The New Lenox American Legion is a service organization for veterans and committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship programs in New Lenox and surrounding communities. The Legion is located at 14414 W. Ford Drive in New Lenox, Illinois.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. Our New Lenox organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

We offer many different services and opportunities to New Lenox and the surrounding communities

News & Events at the New Lenox American Legion







Queen of Hearts – Friday 11-15 @7 pm

Someone recently found the second Joker winning 2.5% of the Overall Pot and causing the game board to be re-set. By rule, the two Jokers are now each worth $200 and the game board will NOT re-set until that elusive Queen of Hearts is found. She’s in there somewhere. The question is: “WHERE?”

Motown-Disco Night – 11-16-2019

Come on out and Boogie the nite away at the American Legion Post 1977 in New Lenox for a MOTOWN/DISCO THEMED NITE. Slide on your favorite platforms and slip into your best bellbottoms and get your GROOVE on. DJ RIP-N- RICH will be spinning the nite away with all the OLDIES BUT GOODIES. Save the date and BE THERE OR BE SQUARE. Saturday November 16th, 2019. 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Prize for best MOTOWN/DISCO Attire.

We are Open to the Public

Stop in some time.  No secret handshake required. We are “Open to the Public” seven days a week. The ambiance in The Canteen is military, family friendly, and neighborly. Everything on OUR walls is authentic so please be respectful.  Quench your thirst and try your luck with some Pull Tabs or Video Poker. The Canteen opens at 11 AM.

Our Kitchen is OPEN Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 4 pm till 9 pm

Our kitchen is OPEN from 4 pm till 9 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays! The Teardrop Cafe and the Post hope you will stop in and enjoy the absolutely best home cooking in New Lenox. ((OMG is that food good!!!)) Check out our menu!

 Dog Tag Drink Specials Every Tuesday

Veterans, show your dog tags and get .50¢ off any drink on Tuesdays.

Throwback Thursdays

EVERYONE gets 25¢ off on beer, .50¢ off on mixed drinks. Horse shoes competition every Thursday evening!

Queen of Hearts Raffle and Karaoke on Fridays

The search continues for the elusive Queen of Hearts on Friday Nights at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale all week during business hours. Then stick around for Karaoke from 7:00 pm till 11:00 pm.


The “1st Annual Purple Heart Charity Run” a huge success!

Thank You to everyone who helped make the New Lenox American Legion Riders 1st Annual Purple Heart Charity Run such a huge success! Save the date: The 2nd Annual Purple Heart Charity Run is scheduled for 29 August, 2020, will stage at Chi-Town Harley Davidson, include stops at three American Legion Posts in the Kankakee area, and end with a party at our Post.

YouTube video: Purple Heart Charity Run – Billy Ray Cyrus – Some Gave All


The Post is attempting to qualify for the YouTube Provider Program. Please click on 1.Good Morning Vietnam, then 2. click on the BRIGHT RED “SUBSCRIBE” button directly below the video, and finally 3. click on the <- back arrow to return to this page. It’s totally free and usually takes about ten seconds.   To qualify for YouTube’s Provider Program we need more YouTube subscribers just like you. Doesn’t cost you anything. Proceeds from this program will go to help Purple Heart Recipients and the Veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, Il.HELP US HELP THEM!   THANK YOU!!!

CLICK 1: Good Morning Vietnam

CLICK 2: bright red SUBSCRIBE button

CLICK 3: <– Back arrow to return here 

Illinois Veterans Home Manteno

Illinois Veterans Home-Mateno is home to approximately 400 elderly Veterans. Many of these Veterans have no living relatives,  so WE are their only family. They proudly served in the United States Armed Forces. They love knowing that YOU appreciate their service.  Please continue to donate new, unopened items and food products [from the list provided]. All donations can be placed in the footlocker conveniently located at the North entrance of the Canteen.  Thank You!!!

 Unit Patch Display

We have mounted Unit Patch Display cases in the main hallway. Honor those you’ve served with and display your past unit or ship patches. If you’d like to have your patch displayed please place it in an envelope and turn it in at the Canteen.

Walk of Honor Memorial Bricks – Please pardon our mess while construction is on going.

Our Memorial Walk leading up to and surrounding our flags and “Snarley”, our tank, is a great way to honor loved ones. They do NOT need to be Veterans. Etched Memorial Bricks can be purchased for only $50 and you have the option of choosing where it will be placed.  Please visit our foyer for more information and order forms. There are already over 400 etched bricks along this walk honoring individuals from a Civil War Veteran to our current Mayor of New Lenox.  Please visit our Memorial Walk, please be respectful, and as always, thank you for your support.


 Will County Veterans Assistance Program

Post members who require assistance with emergency financial aid; Department of Veteran’s Affairs claim work; and Advocacy for Veterans can contact the Will County Veterans Assistance Commision at 815-740-8389 or visit their web page.

Legion Act Signed!

Eligibility/Membership Requirements Have Changed! The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) immediately opens the door for approximately 6 million Veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible. Please check out our General Information Page for details on how this may effect YOU! Stop by the Canteen and pick up a form TODAY!

The New Lenox American Legion offers a beautiful banquet hall facility for the following communities: New Lenox, Mokena, Orland Park, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Tinley Park, Joliet, Lockport, Crest Hill, Lemont, Romeoville, Shorewood, as well as other areas. Host your Wedding Banquet, Corporate Banquet, Awards Banquet, Bridal Shower, Anniversary Party, Baby Shower, Birthday Party, Business Meeting, Holiday Party, Family Reunion, Funeral Banquet, Retirement Party, or any Special Event at the New Lenox American Legion!  Click here to learn more about our facilities.


Please bring your worn and tattered American flags to the New Lenox American Legion for proper and honorable disposal. (View “2018 Flag Retirement Ceremony” on our Post VIDEOS page.) New 3×5 American flags are available for purchase at the American Legion for $20. Simply stop by the Canteen and ask the bartender. Click here for more items available for purchase.

Thank You For Your Support!