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Department Headquarters Holiday Schedule

The Department Headquarters will be closed for the holiday from Friday, December 24, 2021 till January 3, 2022. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Just a reminder there are several membership awards deadlines on December 31, 2021. If your post process membership the traditional method then your transmittal must be postmarked by December 31, 2021. If your post is using the new post online processing then

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Texas American Legion Commander: ‘We will continue to call for the Resignation or Removal of State Land Official’

(AUSTIN, Texas – December 3, 2021) – The commander of the state American Legion, Bret Watson, continues to call for the resignation or removal of the Texas General Land Official for comments that he made during a VLB Board Meeting. On December 2, 2021, the Texas General Land Office, Commissioner George P. Bush sent letters to the Members of the Texas Legislature and to State Commander Watson reporting that CIO

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Texas American Legion Commander: ‘State Land Officer Must Go’

Investment officer rips Veterans Cemeteries for ‘money-losing’ (AUSTIN, Texas – December 1, 2021) – The commander of the state American Legion, Bret Watson, called for the resignation of the Texas General Land Office’s chief investment officer for comments that are “profoundly disrespectful to veterans and their families.” CIO Rusty Martin called veterans cemeteries a “money-losing proposition” during an October 28 meeting of state agencies. “Mr. Martin is not a veteran,

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Katy, TX Post 164: American Flag Retirement Ceremony 

Who: American Legion Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164, Katy Fire Department, and  General Public What: American Flag Retirement Ceremony  Where: Elks Lodge #2628 (back lot) 1050 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77493 When: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 5pm to 6pm  Why: Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags The post assembles in meeting, out-of-doors, at night. Members are aligned in two parallel rows about 20 feet apart, facing

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Post Everlasting: Rick Holloway

Past Dept Vice Commander / 20th District Commander Rick Holloway passed away November 5, 2021. Funeral details to come. UPDATE: Our Comrade Rick Holloway has gone to Post Everlasting. Rick was Post 375 Commander, Past 20th District Commander, Past 3rd Division Commander and Past Department of Texas Vice Commander. Rick was an example of the Legion that should be modeled by all. Arrangements are as follows: Services will be held

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Post Everlasting: Bob Elkins

Past 5th district commander Bob Elkins was called to the post everlasting on September 27, 2021 from COVID related illness. Funeral arrangements are pending. Update: Interment – 11/4/21, 10am at DFW National Cemetery. Celebration of Life – 11/07/21, 1pm at Post 453, Bill West State Adjutant American Legion, Dept of Texas

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