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



Happy 4th of July!

Stay Safe!



The American Legion Post 1977 has reopened!

Both the indoor Canteen and the outdoor Pavilion are once again open to the public!

Hours of operation will remain modified:

Fridays & Saturdays 1pm – Close

Sundays: 1pm – 7pm

Monday – Thursday: 2pm – 8pm

Life’s A Slice and More! Food truck will be serving up delicious munchies at the Legion every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! The menu includes pizza, perogies, beef sandwiches, hot dogs, walking tacos and more. Wash down your favorite food with a nice cold drink in the Canteen or underneath our Pavilion.

Spend your weekends at Post 1977 listening to your favorite songs! There will be a DJ every Friday and Saturday starting at 7pm. The DJ will perform under the Pavilion. Free admission and open to the public!


Thank you for your continued support of Post 1977. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Saturday, July 11th 2020 3rd Annual S.A.L. RIB COOK OFF!!!

Free admission. 100% of the proceeds go the Illinois Home for Veterans, Manteno, Illinois!

The New Lenox Sons of the American Legion Post 1977, located on Cedar Rd & Ford Dr is hosting the 3rd Annual Rib Cookoff Contest with proceeds being donated to the Manteno Veterans home.

During this difficult time, The Veterans Home has been hit with over 50 cases of Covid-19, so it is more important than ever to help support the place that houses some of our most courageous combat veterans.

Raffle prize donations are being sought for the cookoff to be held on July 11th, 2020. With no gift being too large or small, gift cards and prize baskets are all needed to raise money for this worthy cause.

We are also seeking sponsorships for $100 which will spotlight your business and show your support.

If you are a local business or citizen and would like to make a raffle donation, please contact Nick at 815-409-6885 or email: with any questions on this event and for sponsorship forms. and let him know when and where the raffle items will be for pick up.

Your continued support of our Veterans is greatly appreciated particularly during these difficult times.  Thank you!


Click Here to see details on how to be a Contestant or a Sponsor.

Click here to view a 3 minute video of last year’s event.  (“Stars and Stripes Forever” cover.)

Click here to view the Channel 6 coverage of last year’s event.

2020 Purple Heart Charity Run Cancelled

“Even though we have moved into Phase IV of re-opening the state it still comes with limitations and the possibility of moving back a phase should the number of cases spike.  Given the setup and execution of the ride, it will not be possible to conduct it safely this year.  Therefore, this year’s “Purple Heart Charity Run” has been cancelled for 2020.”


Illinois Veterans Home Manteno

Manteno is currently on “Lock down” so please hold off on dropping off donations. Thank You.

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.

 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!

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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!