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


Our Queen of Hearts game pays out 100% (minus taxes), not 50% like many other places. Friday’s jackpot is $32,375. There are now only 5  cards left to pick from and one of them is the Queen of Hearts. We will also have a 50/50 raffle. Are you feeling lucky?

More seating and extra bartenders will be available in our Banquet Hall. Don’t forget Karaoke all night too along with food available by Tear Drop Cafe.

Holiday Hours

Christmas Day: 2 PM – 10 PM

New Years Day: 1 PM – 9 PM

SAL “Rockin’ Holiday Bash” – December 16th

The Sons of the American Legion “Rockin” Holiday Bash is Saturday, December 16th Cocktails at 5:30 -Dinner at 7:00 pm until Midnight. Cash bar. Grab your friends and family and come on out to celebrate the Holidays with the SAL. $25.00 per person includes full-catered Holiday dinner and entertainment by: The Renegade Railroad Band mixes country and rock hits as well as dance music that all will enjoy! (Sign up and pay prior to event). Raffle tickets are available in the canteen and will be drawn the evening of the Holiday Party for the following raffles: Smith & Wesson M&P 9 mm Conceal Carry model, Booze Basket, $3,000 Cash Raffle-only 300 tickets printed! and a $500 Lottery Board Raffle.

Unit Patch Display

We will be mounting a new Unit Patch Display case. 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. This will be a permanent display. We will begin with Tom Hartung’s Cav patch and build out from there.

Free N’ Fun Bar Bingo on Wednesdays!

FREE N’ FUN BAR BINGO in the Canteen!  Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Great nightly prizes plus a chance to win the CASH JACKPOT of between $3,000 AND $10,000. It’s free to play! Come early, have a delicious dinner, and enjoy some beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic available at the bar.

Patriotic Videos Page – Over 39,000,000 YouTube Views

Be sure to check out our PATRIOTIC VIDEOS PAGE18 of the most patriotic videos anywhere on the planet with a combined total of over 39 million views on YouTube. Songs include our National Anthem, God Bless America, Anchors Aweigh, Caissons Go Rolling Along, The Marine Hymn, The Air Force Hymn, God Bless the USA, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Elvis Presley’s “An American Trilogy”, a tribute to Vietnam Veterans, a tribute to the kickass women in the United States Armed Forces, Toby Kieth’s “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue”, Sir Paul McCartney’s “Freedom”,  and more. So grab your favorite beverage and if you know the words, feel FREE to sing along!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

  Elderly Veterans at Manteno Need Your Donations!

Operation: FOOTLOCKER  The New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 is collecting personal items for the Illinois Veterans Home-Manteno. Many of these elderly Veterans have no living relatives so 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].  Needed most are sweat pants (M-XXL), sweat shirts (M-XXL)  and especially railroad and diabetic socks which our wheel chair bound Veterans wear through quickly. PLEASE DO NOT LET THEM FACE WINTER WITHOUT SOCKS! All donations can be placed in the foot locker conveniently located at the North entrance of the Canteen. Thank You!!!

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 new menu!

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 or use our CONTACT page (use “Other”) to get in touch.


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 leading up to and surrounding our flags and “Snarley”, our WWII 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. If you need further information or explanation please contact our Post Service Officer, Mike Barrows, at:

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 “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!