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
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
The American Legion Post 1977 is OPEN!
Both the indoor Canteen and the outdoor Pavilion/Bar are open to the public!
Hours of operation during this pandemic are slightly modified:
Fridays & Saturdays 1pm – Close
Sundays: 1pm – 7pm
Monday – Thursday: 2pm – 8pm
Next Member Meeting – September 3rd, 2020
There is NO Member meeting this Thursday, August 6th. If all goes well, we are attempting to have a Member’s Meeting the first Thursday in September. Per Illinois gathering guidelines it will be limited to the first 50 attendees only. Everyone’s safety is of utmost importance. Masks and social distancing required. No food will be served. Please check back here for updates as we approach September.
America Is Back In The Space Race!
Life’s A Slice and More! Food truck is serving up delicious munchies at the Legion every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 4 pm – 9:30 pm! The MENU includes pizza, perogies, beef sandwiches, hot dogs, walking tacos and more. Wash down your favorite food with a nice cold drink in the Canteen or underneath our Pavilion. LIFE’S A SLICE and MORE FOOD TRUCK WILL BE OPEN THIS THURSDAY BUT CLOSED THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AUGUST 7TH AND 8TH.
Party Hearty Every Friday & Saturday Evening!
Spend your weekends at Post 1977 listening to your favorite songs! There will be a DJ every Friday and Saturday starting at 7pm. The DJ will perform under the Pavilion. Free admission and open to the public!
2020 Purple Heart Charity Run has been Cancelled
“Even though we have moved into Phase IV of re-opening the state it still comes with limitations and the possibility of moving back a phase should the number of cases spike. Given the setup and execution of the ride, it will not be possible to conduct it safely this year. Therefore, this year’s “Purple Heart Charity Run” has been cancelled for 2020.”
Last year’s Purple Heart Charity Run was AWESOME!
Good Morning VIETNAM! Hits 1.6 Million YouTube Views!
PFC Thomas E. Hartung was killed in action on February 24th, 1966 while on a search and destroy mission in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 19 years old. The Thomas E. Hartung American Legion Post 1977 dedicates this video to all Vietnam Veterans. Welcome Home! Thank You for your service.
Illinois Veterans Home Manteno
Manteno remains in “Lock Down” mode so please hold onto your donations for now. Thank You.
Illinois Veterans Home-Mateno is home to approximately 400 elderly Veterans. Many of these Veterans have no living relatives, so WE are their only family. They proudly served in the United States Armed Forces. They love knowing that YOU appreciate their service. Please continue to donate new, unopened items and food products [from the list provided]. All donations can be placed in the footlocker conveniently located at the North entrance of the Canteen. Thank You!!!
Unit Patch Display
We have mounted Unit Patch Display cases in the main hallway. 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.
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.
Legion Act Signed!
Eligibility/Membership Requirements Have Changed! The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) immediately opens the door for approximately 6 million Veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible. Please check out our General Information Page for details on how this may effect YOU! Stop by the Canteen and pick up a form TODAY!
Thank You For Visiting Our Website! Please Stop Back Soon!
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Thank you for your continued support of Post 1977. We are looking forward to seeing you!
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 “2018 Flag Retirement Ceremony” 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.