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







June 22nd – 3rd Annual S.A.L. Golf Outing

Tickets to golf are almost gone but you can still get in on the fun!  There  are still some $35 tickets available for the dinner and  two hour open bar. Plus take a $20 chance on up to $5,000!!! Only 500 will be sold and those always go fast so get yours TODAY!

July 13th – 2nd Annual Rib Cook Off Competition

SAVE THE DATE!  JULY 13, 2019 for our 2nd ANNUAL RIB COOK OFF COMPETITION at the Thomas E. Hartung American Legion post 1977 located at 14414 Ford Dr in New Lenox.  Think you smoke the best ribs around town? Well, put your money where your mouth is and let someone else be the judge! $75 cash entry fee per team which includes 3 slabs of ribs per team. All proceeds will benefit the Manteno Veterans home. Sign up & payment deadline for the Rib Cook-off is July 1st.  Contest winners will win a trophy and cash prize!!! Not into ribs? Come toss horseshoes or beanbags. Cash bar will be open (11am). Craft table from Tee Time Socials will be set up for all kids from 12pm – 3pm!  Also, serving the best smoked pulled pork sandwiches for $5 until gone starting at 11am.

Competition starts at 8am, the awards and raffles end around 4pm

For registration, cook off rules and information please check our Calendar.

October 5th – 1st Annual Purple Heart Charity Run

The American Legion Riders Post 1977 Chapter is hosting its 1st Annual Purple Heart Charity Run, Saturday, October 5th, rain or shine, a 100 mile run with stops at four American Legion Posts: Morris, Yorkville, Plainfield, and Lockport. The ride begins and ends at the New Lenox Thomas E. Hartung American Legion Post 1977. Registration at 9 am, kickstands up at 10:30 am, last bike in at 4 pm. Food & band (The HiTones) starts at 4 pm. $20 single rider, $10 passenger includes food and entertainment for the after party ($10 person for just food and after party). For questions email us at: Visit us at and

Post 1977 American Legion Riders T-SHIRTS Available in our Canteen!

Want to look cool and show your support for the Post’s Riders? Get your T-Shirt today! Only $25.


Queen of Hearts – Friday June 14th @ 7 pm

Open to the Public

Stop in some time. Try your luck with some Pull Tabs or Video Poker. We are “Open to the Public” seven days a week.


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 with Chad on Fridays

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



Videos by Veterans – “Patriotism on steroids”

Rolling Thunder 2019 Patriotism in D.C.  NEW! (“I Get Around” by the Beach Boys)

Caissons Go Rolling Along

Anchors Aweigh

The Marine Hymn

The U.S. Air Force Hymn

Good Morning Vietnam

God Bless the USA

You Got What It Takes

The Star Spangled Banner

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

An American Trilogy,  

315,536 Views and 647 Subscribers to our Post’s YouTube channel. AWESOME! (The Post wants to qualify for the YouTube Partner Program but first needs “over 1,000 subscribers” so please click on that red SUBSCRIBE button for us. It’s TOTALLY FREE! Thanks to patriots like YOU, we’ll get there!)

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.



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.

 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.

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!