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
WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
WE STAND FOR THE FLAG, WE KNEEL FOR THE FALLEN
WE DON’T KNOW THEM ALL, BUT WE OWE THEM ALL
Queen of Hearts
Our Queen of Hearts game pays out 100%, minus taxes. Plus, don’t miss out on our 50/50 raffle. Someone wins each week. Are you feeling lucky?
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 new menu!
Free N’ Fun Bar Bingo on Wednesdays!
FREE N’ FUN BAR BINGO in the Canteen! Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Great nightly prizes plus a chance to win the CASH JACKPOT of between $3,000 AND $10,000. It’s free to play! Come early, have a delicious dinner, and enjoy some beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic available at the bar.
DJ on Saturday Nights!
Trying to figure out what to do on Saturday night? Stop by the American Legion and enjoy Jammin Jimmie T from 8 pm to 1 am.
2nd Annual S.A.L. Golf Outing Saturday, June 23rd SOLD OUT
It’s that time of year again to put your foursome together for some great fun, food and good golf. Saturday, June 23rd, Sanctuary Golf Course, 9 AM registration, 10 AM Shot gun start, 3 PM drinks and dinner at the American Legion Post. $100 per golfer includes golf, lunch, dinner and a 2 hour open bar. Don’t golf? $35 for dinner only and 2 hour open bar. Open to the first 144 PAID golfers. This event sold out in 2017 so get your registration in early. Proceeds go to the Jeff Maertin Memorial Scholarship Fund. Make checks payable to the Sons of the American Legion. For more information click here.
The RIB COOK-OFF!!!
Do you think you smoke the best Ribs around town? Well, put your money where your mouth is and let someone else be the judge!
On July 14, 2018 the Sons of the American Legion at the Tom E. Hartung American Legion post 1977 located at 14414 Ford Dr., New Lenox is hosting our first annual Rib Cook-off! The cost is only a $75 cash entry fee per team, which includes two slabs of baby back ribs per team, (additional slabs can be purchased for $10/slab). All proceeds will benefit the Manteno Veterans Home. Sign up & payment deadline for the Rib Cook-off is June 30th. When you sign up at the American Legion you will receive the contest rules and times. Contest winners will win a trophy and cash prize!!! If you’re not into ribs, that’s okay, come toss horseshoes or beanbags and support our vets. A cash bar will be open and we encourage you to invite your family and friends. A craft table will be provided by Tea Time Socials for all the kids as well! In addition, we will be selling $5 smoked pulled pork sandwiches!
Start time for Competitors 8 am.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches served after 11 am.
Kids Craft Table 12 – 3 pm.
Judging 3 pm – Winners announced 4 pm.
Any other questions? TEXT Nick (815) 409-6885.
P.S. We welcome and encourage local businesses to contact Nick about sponsoring this event
The Jukebox – Patriotic Music Videos
As our way of saying “Thank You” to everyone supporting the United States Armed Forces and its Veterans, we have assembled 38 of our favorite patriotic music videos on our website’s PATRIOTIC VIDEOS PAGE – We nick named it “The Jukebox”. It’s free to use and has over two hours of the most Red, White, & Blue patriotic music videos anywhere. Thank You for your support and God Bless America!
Operation FOOTLOCKER: New Items Needed
Operation: FOOTLOCKER continues. The New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 wishes to thank everyone who has participated in this effort. We will continue to collect personal items for the Illinois Veterans Home-Manteno. Many of these elderly Veterans have no living relatives so 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]. Needed most now however are ice pops (which help keep them hydrated) and Napkleen bibs (for use during their outings), large magnifying glasses, sunglasses that fit over regular glasses, small cheap transistor radios and size large sweatpants. All donations can be placed in the foot locker conveniently located at the North entrance of the Canteen. Thank You!!!
The American Legion Riders Chapter 1977 Update
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. Meetings are the second Sunday of the month at 11 AM. There is a sign up sheet on the main bulletin board in the hallway behind the bar or use our CONTACT page (use “Other”) to get in touch.
Walk of Honor Memorial Bricks
Our Memorial Walk leading up to and surrounding our flags and “Snarley”, our WWII 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.
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.
The New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 Ladies Auxiliary JOIN OUR AUXILIARY TODAY!
When you support our Auxiliary, you support our Veterans. The Auxiliary fundraiser “Paws for Patriots Pub Crawl” in November 2017 allowed us to help Veterans like Donnie acquire his service dog, Harlan, along with free training through K9s for Veterans. Raising over $2,300 for K9s for Veterans allows this program to reach many more Veterans and their Service Dog needs. Another success in May, our Cinco DeMayo Party raised funds to help 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?
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: email@example.com
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 Eligibility.PreNeed@va.gov; 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.