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

 Ladies Auxiliary “Grills Gone Wild” Dinner/Dance Saturday Nov. 5th!

Looking for a GREAT time and want to support a GREAT cause as well? Show your patriotism and come join the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 1977 for their annual Dinner & Dance Fundraiser on Saturday November 5th, 2016, 5:30 – ?. This event is open to the public. A portion of the proceeds will support our Special Operation: Service Dogs for our Veterans with PTSD. Dinner served by BBQ 2 You. Dance the night away to the Neighborhood Blues Band. Cash prize raffle tickets on sale now. Local businesses are invited to sponsor raffle baskets. Tickets are $25/person available in our Canteen. For additional information please click here.

Post 1977 Employee running in Oct. 30th Marine Corps Marathon

Post employee Juanita Lopez Escalante has qualified for, been invited to, and is registered to run in the upcoming October 30th 41st Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. This is an expensive trip and she has asked for our help. If you are interested in helping out one of our own, please visit her GoFundMe page at: Terrific person, great story!

The Canteen’s Kitchen is Open on Fridays and now Sundays Too!!!

Badda Bing’s, a local Veteran-owned company,  is now serving delicious Italian beef and other hearty entrees on Fridays from 5 pm till 9 pm and, during football season, on Sundays from approximately noon till 6 pm. Check out our new menu by clicking on the “Check out our Menu” button on the right side of this page. On Fridays have a delicious dinner then stick around for the Queen of Hearts drawing at 7pm and Karaoke at 7:30pm. On Sundays enjoy the games and great food!

 Walk of Honor Memorial Bricks

If you are considering purchasing a Memorial Brick for yourself or a loved one we ask that you do it soon. Once the weather turns cold, rainy and snowy no bricks can be etched or installed. The Memorial Bricks are $50 each. Please visit our foyer for more information and order forms. We also invite everyone to visit the Walk of Honor where over 400 etched bricks honor individuals from a Civil War Veteran to the current Mayor of New Lenox. Please be respectful and, as always, thank you for your support.

  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!