American Legion

American Legion Holds Double Elimination Baseball Tournament July 8th

Who:                          2nd Division Department of Texas American Legion (approximately 22,000 members)/22nd District Department of Texas American Legion (12 posts/4,500 members)  American Legion Baseball is a variety of amateur baseball played by 13-to-19-year-olds in fifty states in the U.S. and Canada. More than 3,500 teams participate each year. The American Legion Department of South Dakota established the program in 1925 at Milbank, South Dakota.  What:                          American Legion Baseball Tournament (double elimination) Video: Where:                       Lutheran South Academy […]

22nd District Department of Texas American Legion Honors Veterans with Memorial Day Services

Who:                           22nd District Department of Texas American Legion (12 posts/4,500 members) and other veterans organizations, community and government leaders, honored citizens, veterans, and families.  In the American Legion, we bring war-time veterans under one banner. Our only uniform is the legion cover we wear . It signifies that we are a veteran and there is no reference to rank, because we are all servants to our community and represent a legacy of over 100 years.  Our […]

Volunteers to smoke 550+ turkeys, deliver more 8,000 Thanksgiving meals this Wednesday/Thursday

1,000+ volunteers at 5 locations will smoke 550+ turkeys and prepare more than 8,300 Thanksgiving meals (as of current registration/requests received from families in need/partner organizations) this Wednesday. The festive meals will include not only a generous portion of turkey, but also beans, corn, potatoes and pumpkin pie as well as a drink. Volunteers will not only prepare and plate the meals. They will deliver them directly to food insecure families’ doors Thursday morning, utilizing […]

Prayer Ceremony Held to Honor Our 9:11 Heroes

This prayer ceremony, conducted  today to honor the women and men that served our country and those that died at 9:11. From  left to right, pictured: American Legion Judge Advocate,  Ernie Cormier, American Legion, rtd, read his newly written dedication 9-11 poem Commander,  Lt. Col. Frank Torres, rtd., read John 15 verse 13 Commander, Col. Mike Mastrangelo, rtd. Commander, Col. Peyton Lumpkin, rtd. Commander, JAG, Col. Ken Burton, ret’d David Frishman Col. Ron Hudson, ret.

American Legion Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164, Katy Fire Department, and General Public Hosts Flag Retirement Ceremony

What: American Flag Retirement Ceremony (over 500 flags to be retired ceremoniously) Where: Elks Lodge #2628 (back lot) 1050 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77493 When: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 5PM View Post 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 each other. Officers are at their stations. A small fire is burning opposite the […]

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Planned for American Legion Post 164

Katy Area Chamber to Host and Recognize Community Veterans The local American Legion Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164, named after the first killed-in-action (KIA) soldier from Katy during the War on Terror was founded in June of 2002 and has been very active with Boys and Girls State, Flag Retirements, Funeral and Burial ceremonies, Honor Flight Houston, Wreaths Across American, Junior Shooting Sports Program, Breakfast With a Veteran, and is ramping up more community oriented […]

American Legion Post 164 collecting flags on Aug. 18

Members of American Legion Post 164 and Auxiliary in Katy will be at three locations on Saturday, Aug. 18 to collect damaged and worn-out American flags. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., members will be outside of Snappy’s (5803 Hwy. Blvd.), Katy Hardware (559 Pin Oak Road), and Lowe’s (I-10 and Fry Road). The flags will be retired at a ceremony on Nov. 11.   (Submitted on Aug. 11 by Greg Clock of Post 164; […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Thank You, American Legion, for Defending Our First Liberty’

Delivers remarks and receives the Philip B. Onderdonk Jr. Religious Liberty Award from First Liberty Institute and the American Legion RENO, Nev. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks at the American Legion 2017 National Convention in Reno, Nev., where he accepted the Philip B. Onderdonk Jr. Religious Liberty Award from First Liberty Institute and the American Legion. “I pledge to you,” Sen. Cruz said, “that I’m committed to working hand in hand with […]

American Legion flag retirement ceremony

Members of American Legion Post 164 in Katy conducted a flag retirement ceremony June 11 with assistance from Boy Scout Troop 73 and Harris County Emergency Services District No. 48.    Hundreds of old flags from the community were burned in barrels.  The ceremony outside the Elks Lodge followed a flag history ceremony by the Elks.  (Photo by Jennifer Pizarras) (Greg Clock, Post 164 public relations officer, 281 703 8567)  

Flag ceremonies set by American Legion Post 164 and Katy Elks Lodge

Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of The American Legion and the Katy Elks will conduct flag ceremonies at the Elks Lodge beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 11. The Elks will lead off with a Flag Day ceremony indoors at 1050 Katy Fort Bend Road.  It will include a processional display of flags and a recitation of their individual roles at certain points in U.S. history. After the Elks ceremony and behind the lodge building, […]