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 $17,415. There are now only 12 cards left to pick from and one of them is the Queen of Hearts. Are you feeling lucky?

Paws for Patriots Pub Crawl, November 25th

The New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 Ladies Auxiliary invite you to join us on Saturday, November 25th from 1 pm – 4:30 pm for the “Paws for Patriots Pub Crawl”. Only 40 spots are available and they are going fast. For details please click here.

Attention All Veterans!

In honor of our Veterans, the Illinois State Dental Society and local participating Dentists/Specialists are providing FREE dental services to Veterans on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 2017. Veterans must sign up prior to these dates at one of the participating dentists (go to website below). Specific times slots are allocated so this is on a first come, first serve basis. Services offered vary with the dentists participating. Many Dentists/Specialists have allocated AN ENTIRE DAY of appointments to our beloved Veterans. Other Specialists have done the same thing. If you need specialty care, sign up too! (Periodontists, Prosthodontists, etc.)

Sign up/registration is on the Illinois Dental Society’s Internet Web Site at and the ISDS Facebook Page.


Please Welcome The Honey Bee Trio

Please welcome The Honey Bee Trio as they perform The Star Spangled Banner in perfect three part harmony on our Patriotic Videos Page.

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!

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.

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 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?

Patriotic Videos Page

Be sure to check out our PATRIOTIC VIDEOS PAGE18 of the most patriotic videos anywhere. 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, An American Trilogy, a tribute to Vietnam Veterans, a tribute to the women in the service, Toby Kieth performing “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue”, Sir Paul McCartney performing “Freedom”,  and several others. Over 45 minutes of rapid fire patriotic music with matching visual affects. So grab your favorite beverage and enjoy!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

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. But as Veterans Day approaches it’s the perfect time to start thinking about purchasing a brick to commemorate a loved one, past or present.  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.

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:

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!