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 and Events at the New Lenox American Legion


Our Queen of Hearts game pays out 100% (minus taxes), not 50% like many other places. Friday’s jackpot is $10,355.00. There are now only 25 cards left to pick from and one of them is the Queen of Hearts. Are you feeling lucky?


Be sure to check out our NEW PATRIOTIC VIDEOS PAGE. 17 of the most patriotic videos anywhere. Songs include our National Anthem, God Bless America and some that might surprise you. It’s our way of saying THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


The New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 POST PICNIC – August 12th 2 pm

The New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 Post picnic is on August 12th starting at 2 pm.. We will have a bouncy house for the kids, raffles, face painting, bean bags, horse shoes, plus an “obstacle course” for the adults. Food will be $5.00 (kids under 16 eat free). The Bucks Band will entertain starting at 6 pm. Be sure to get in on the BIG RAFFLE, only 300 tickets are being sold. Six prizes including a $1,000 top prize! Get your $20 raffle ticket at the Canteen before they’re all gone.  Click here for more details.

Bags ‘n Beer is Back every Wednesday

Sign in at 7 pm, teams drawn at 7:15 pm and the games begin at 7:30 pm. The public is welcomed to join us. $5.00 is all it takes. 100% payout. We will have $10 beer buckets.

Bar Bingo coming to the Canteen on Wednesdays at 6 pm

STARTING AUGUST 2, 2017 FREE N’ FUN BAR BINGO!  WEDNESDAYS AT 6:00 PM.  NEW LENOX AMERICAN LEGION – 14414 FORD DRIVE, NEW LENOX.  CASH JACKPOT BETWEEN $3,000 AND $10,000 AND GREAT NIGHTLY PRIZES!! (IT’S FREE TO PLAY!) Food will be available and all beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic will be available at the bar


The American Legion Riders Chapter 1977 is seeking new Riders

If you are an active Member of the Post, the Ladies Auxiliary, or the Sons of the American Legion and own and ride a motorcycle you are encouraged to join our chapter of the ALR. There is a sign up sheet on the main bulletin board in the hallway behind the bar. The next ride is Sunday August 13th at 11 am. The next ALR Chapter 1977 meeting is Sunday, August 27th at 11 am in the Canteen so SIGN UP TODAY!

The New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 Ladies Auxiliary Membership Drive

When you support our Ladies Auxiliary, you support our Veterans. The Ladies Auxiliary fundraiser “Grills Gone Wild” in November 2016 focused on Veterans with PTSD and their Service Dogs. This fundraiser allowed us to help Veterans like John and his service dog, Mr. Pink with Empowering Patriots and also K9s for Veterans who were each presented checks for $350 at our February and March Auxiliary meetings. Our funds also support Wreaths Across America, Manteno Veterans Home, Wounded Warriors In Action, and the New Lenox Fire Protection District Foundation among others. We cannot continue without your help. Please join the Auxiliary today (applications are at the Post). Our meetings are every second Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the New Lenox American Legion. Will you help us help our Veterans?

Walk of Honor Memorial Bricks

Our Memorial Walk is a great way to honor loved ones. They do not need to be Veterans. Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about purchasing a brick to commemorate a loved one, past or present.  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.  Our over 400 etched bricks honor individuals from a Civil War Veteran to our current Mayor of New Lenox.  Please visit our Memorial Walk surrounding our flags and tank and as always, thank you for your support.

Post 1977 IVH Manteno Outreach Program Continues PLEASE HELP!

American Legion Post 1977 is collecting personal items for the Illinois Veterans Home-Manteno. Many of these elderly Veterans have no living relatives. We are their only family. They proudly served in the United States Armed Forces. Now, they need our help.

Please donate new, unopened items and food products [from the list provided].  All donations can be placed in the foot locker conveniently located at the North entrance of the Canteen. Thank You! God Bless America!


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. If you need further information or explanation please contact our Post Service Officer, Mike Barrows, at:

Thousands Pre-Enroll for VA National Cemetery Interment:

Since first announced last December, more than 10,000 eligible veterans have taken advantage of a new VA benefit that allows them to pre-enroll for interment in a VA national cemetery, which means less paperwork that survivors will have to complete following their loved one’s death. Interested veterans can submit VA Form 40-10007, Application for Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility for Burial in a VA National Cemetery, and supporting documentation, such as a DD Form 214, if readily available, to the VA National Cemetery Scheduling Office by toll-free fax at 1-855-840-8299; email to; or by regular mail to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office, PO Box 510543, St. Louis, MO 63151. Learn more about eligibility determinations.

Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox and Cubs in High Definition!

We have 8 big high definition LED TVs to put you where your favorite team is playing. If you are a Nascar fan, nothing can beat a race on a large screen TV. Ask the bartender to watch your preferred programming.

Queen of Hearts Raffle

Every Friday Night at 7:00 pm. Tickets on sale during business hours.

Karaoke with Chad

Every Friday from 7:00pm to midnight.

Dog Tag Drink Specials

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

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 “Flag Retirement Ceremony 2017” 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!