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

Sons of the American Legion Post 1977 Early Candlelight Bowl, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Laraway Lanes, 1009 West Laraway Road, New Lenox, IL 60451

Come on out and support the SAL!  Represent your favorite team and wear their jersey!  Any team or organization!  We will have raffle prizes, Lottery ticket “scratch for cash” raffle board, Top Shelf Booze Cooler, 50/50.  Food (chicken, beef, pasta, etc.) will be at 6:30, bowling starts at 7:30 sharp.  Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner and bowling.  Don’t bowl?  That’s okay, You can join us for dinner for $10.  Cash bar.  Sign up sheet is in the bar at the American Legion.

Cinco de Mayo SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY MAY, 5TH!!!!

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY IN THE CANTEEN American Legion Post 1977 14414 Ford Drive New Lenox Wear your best Sombrero! Buy a Raffle ticket or two for a chance to win a week’s stay in Acapulco* PLUS $400 “fun money”!!!  Tickets are on sale now at the Legion.  $20 each.  Don’t miss out – a limited number will be sold! Winner will be announced at the party on May 5th. Other destinations, including within the U.S., are available.  Trip expires 12/31/18.  You need not be present to win but we hope you join us. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary – Your proceeds help Veterans throughout the year.


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.  Spring 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 bricks honor individuals from a Civil War Veteran to our current mayor of New Lenox.  Please visit our Memorial Walk 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!


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 “Retiring Old Glory 2015” on our 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!