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

3rd Annual Pig Roast & Rib Cook-Off Contest Saturday Sept. 17th!

American Legion Post 1977 located at 14414 Ford Drive in New Lenox is hosting our 3rd Annual Pig Roast and Rib Cook-Off Saturday Sept. 17th. Think you have the best ribs around? Put your money where your mouth is and let someone else be the judge when you enter the “Battle of the Ribs Cook-off”!  $50 entrance fee per team, which includes three slabs of ribs per team. Sign up & payment deadline is September 1st. When  you sign up at the American Legion you will receive the contest rules. You may win the First Place trophy and CASH to boot! 1st place cash prize TBD dependent on the number of entries. Not into ribs? Come toss some horseshoes or bean bags – maybe play some bocce ball in our court. Face painting for the kids AND adults! Don’t forget we will be roasting a pig! Sandwiches sold for $6. Proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. Questions? Call 815-485-4651.

WEBMASTER NOTE: Pictures from 2016 Post Picnic are now on the Photos page!

If you right click on a picture you can Save it to your computer.

The Canteen’s Kitchen is “Open for Business”!!!

Badda Bing’s is now serving delicious Italian beef and other hearty cuisine on Fridays from 5 pm till 9 pm. Check out our new menu by clicking on the “Check out our Menu” button on the right side of this page. Have a delicious dinner then stick around for the Queen of Hearts drawing at 7pm and Karaoke at 7:30pm.

The 2016 SAL Jeffrey A. Maertin Scholarship Award Winners!

Post 1977 congratulates the winners of this year’s SAL Jeffrey A. Maertin Scholarships. Kevin Mahalik, Mitch Feehan, Rex Al Diederich, Cody Kohler, Kaley Albrecht, and Michael Albrecht each were awarded a $1,000 scholarship for their essays on Patriotism. Thank You to everyone who participated!

  Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery “Open House” October 19th

The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery will be holding an Open House on October 19th from 2pm to 6pm. The General Public, Veterans organizations, Community leaders, funeral home representatives, Veterans and families are invited to attend. Learn about VA burial benefits. Static displays of equipment, opening and closing of gravesites, and a full Military Honors Service. For more information call the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at 815.243.9958

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!