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

  

                            OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Our Queen of Hearts game pays out 100% (minus taxes), not 50% like many other places. Friday’s jackpot is $12,190.00. There are now only 21 cards left to pick from and one of them is the Queen of Hearts. Are you feeling lucky?

Our Kitchen is now OPEN Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 4 pm till 9 pm

Our kitchen is now 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 has begun!!!

FREE N’ FUN BAR BINGO in the Canteen!  WEDNESDAYS AT 6:00 PM.  NEW LENOX AMERICAN LEGION – 14414 FORD DRIVE, NEW LENOX.  CASH JACKPOT BETWEEN $3,000 AND $10,000 AND GREAT NIGHTLY PRIZES!! (IT’S FREE TO PLAY!) Come early, have a delicious dinner, and enjoy some beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic available at the bar.

Thursday Nights on the Pavilion

Make the American Legion Post 1977 your favorite destination on Thursday evenings! Picnic on our Pavilion! Enjoy great food provided by the Teardrop Cafe, the outdoor bar Tommy’s Tap will be open, play some bean bags or toss some horseshoes, enjoy our new sound system and multi-colored light system. If you would like to participate in some friendly bean bag competition be sure to sign in by 7 pm, teams will be drawn at 7:15 pm and the games will begin at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcomed to join in. $5.00 is all it takes to get into a game and 100% of that is paid out. We will also continue our popular $10 beer bucket special. If Mother Nature throws a fit the Canteen is only a few feet away with plenty of room for everyone. Enjoy the Summer weather while it lasts! Spend Thirsty Thursday  at the New Lenox American Legion Post 1977!!! (Reminder: Regulations prohibit non-Post provided food and beverages being brought onto Post property.)

The American Legion Riders Chapter 1977 is seeking new Riders

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. There is a sign up sheet on the main bulletin board in the hallway behind the bar. The next ALR Chapter 1977 meeting is Sunday, August 27th at 11 am in the Canteen so SIGN UP TODAY!

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?

Patriotic Videos Page

Be sure to check out our NEW PATRIOTIC VIDEOS PAGE17 of the most patriotic videos anywhere. Songs include our National Anthem, God Bless America and some that might surprise you. You can go on Amazon and buy any number of CD’s or DVD’s but don’t waste your time looking for a Patriotic DVD, there simply isn’t one.  So we Veterans figure we’d fulfill a need as another free public service. It’s our way of saying THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Walk of Honor Memorial Bricks

Our Memorial Walk is a great way to honor loved ones. They do not need to be Veterans. Summer 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 etched bricks honor individuals from a Civil War Veteran to our current Mayor of New Lenox.  Please visit our Memorial Walk surrounding our flags and tank 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!

 

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:  m.barrows@comcast.net

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.

Thank You For Your Support!