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




Countdown to Spring!

Only 29 days and a “wake up”!!! Happy President’s Day!

Queen of Hearts

Our Queen of Hearts game pays out 100%, minus taxes. This week that means $9,115 minus the gov’s cut. Plus, don’t miss out on our 50/50 raffle. Someone wins each week. Are you feeling lucky? 

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.

Save the Date: Saturday March 10th, 2018 – 10th Annual WWIA Luncheon!

Please come out and support our Wounded Warriors in Action fundraiser on March 10. All proceeds go to the WWIAF. Buy your raffle tickets here for the large prizes and come out March 10 to eat, buy bucket raffles, and enjoy our presentation! $20 entry fee. The fundraiser will be held at the American Legion Post 1977 New Lenox. 14414 Ford Drive from noon till 5 pm. Click here for more information. 

Ladies Auxiliary presents check to K9’s for Vets

This past November the Ladies Auxiliary of the New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 held a Pub Crawl Fundraiser to benefit K9s for Veterans. On February 8th, the Ladies presented a check to Jim Reihel of K9s for Veterans for $2,300! Thanks to all who sponsored and attended this event, K9s for Veterans will be able to use this money toward providing more Veterans with Service Dogs, training and additional needs. Your giving goes a long way. Thank you again everyone and way to go Ladies!!


Walk of Honor Memorial Bricks

THINK SPRING! Memorial Day is approaching. 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.

 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.

The American Legion Riders Chapter 1977 Update

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 Jukebox – 38 Patriotic Music Videos

Be sure to check out our PATRIOTIC VIDEOS PAGE (A.K.A. “The Jukebox”). 38 of the most popular patriotic music videos on YouTube with a combined total of over half a billion views. From “Anchors Aweigh” to “The Star Spangled Banner”, from Lee Greenwood to Disturbed, Elvis to Toby Keith, there is something for everyone. So grab your favorite beverage and if you know the words, feel FREE to sing along!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

Webmaster Note: The “Jukebox” is for entertainment purposes only.  If you are having problems viewing, try using Google Chrome. We accept suggestions for additional Patriotic videos. Please use our Contact Page and select “Other”. Please include the video’s URL. Thank you.

 Elderly Veterans at Manteno Still Need Your Help!

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!!!

The New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 Ladies Auxiliary JOIN OUR AUXILIARY TODAY!

When you support our Auxiliary, you support our Veterans.  The Auxiliary fundraiser “Paws for Patriots Pub Crawl” in November 2017 allowed us to help Veterans like Donnie acquire his service dog, Harlan, along with free training through K9s for Veterans.  Raising over $2,300 for K9s for Veterans allows this program to reach many more Veterans and their Service Dog needs.  Another success in May, our Cinco DeMayo Party raised funds to help 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?


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!