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
WE STAND FOR OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM
Queen of Hearts – TONIGHT! Friday 12-13 @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?”
SAL Christmas Party – Saturday Dec. 21st, 7pm – 12am in the CANTEEN!
Christmas is Claus for Celebration. Let’s mingle and jingle in our ugliest Christmas sweaters. The SAL is hosting this year’s Holiday Party at the American Legion Post 1977 on December 21st from 7pm-12am. DJ Chad will be playing all of your favorite holiday tunes so get ready to rock your ugly all night long! Stop into Post 1977 today and get your $20 raffle to possibly win up to $2,000 in CASH prizes! The winner will be announced at the party. (need not be present to win) So come out and rock around the Christmas tree while you enjoy drinks specials, an ugly xmas sweater contest, and raffle contests.
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 down right 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.
EVERYONE gets 25¢ off on beer, .50¢ off on mixed drinks.
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.
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!
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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.