The American Legion 8th District, Department of Texas, is one of 23 Districts that call Texas home. Geographically we encompass the Greater Houston and Channel View area. Four main groups makeup what we call the Legion Family: The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, and American Legion Riders. While we strive to work as a family by supporting the activities and programs of the others, each is in fact a separate entity with its own Charter, By-Laws and governing rules.

We work to support Active Duty personnel, Veterans of all branches,  and the education and well being of children and our community at large.

8th District (Greater Houston/Channelview Area) includes the following Posts:  127, 132, 316, 323, 324, 397, 499, 560, 578, 586, 644, 658, and 827.


Executive Commitee

8th District Officers Post e-mail
Commander Dwight Rumph 586 rumphd@sbcglobal.net
1st Vice Commander Tamela Jennings-Flynn 127 tdjenningsflynn@gmail.com
2nd Vice Commander
Adjutant Steven Johnson 827 steven_27232@msn.com
Finance Officer George Snell 127 commander@txlegion127.org
Chaplain Cedric Patterson 658 cedricpatterson47@yahoo.com
Sgt. At Arms Michael Flynn 127 michaelvflynn@hotmail.com
Judge Advocate Richard Voohries 560 richard@richardvoorhies.com
Service Officer Bill Brown 324 billbrown53@att.net
Hubmaster George Snell 127 hubmaster@txlegiondist8.org

8th Dist. Posts



Post locations are not necessarily mailing addresses

Post & number

Post Location

Post Meeting Day

Tomball Post 127

14408 Alice Road

Tomball, TX 77377


3rd Thursday ea. Mo.

Ernest Shock Post 132

307 Charles St.

Humble, TX 77338


3rd Thursday ea. Mo.

Baytown Post 323

8204 N. Main Street

Baytown, TX 77521


3rd Thursday ea. Mo. at 6:00 PM

Jeremy Ray Post 324

21902 Hwy 290

Jersey Village, TX 77241


2nd Sunday ea. Mo.

At 4:00 PM

North Shore Post 397

10216 Challenger Dr.

Jacinto City, TX 77029


3rd Saturday ea. Mo.

Craig Post 499

1601 16th St.

Galena Park, TX 77547


3rd Wednesday ea. Mo.

Garden Oaks Post 560

3720 Alba Road

Houston, TX 77018


2nd Sunday ea Mo.

At 2:00 PM

Jim Havens Post 578

3415 Aldine Mail Route

Houston, TX 77039


2nd Thursday ea. Mo.

Northline Post 586

708 E. Parker Road

Houston, TX  77076


1st Monday ea. Mo.

Channel Post 644

16417 Market St.

Channelview, TX 77530


2nd Saturday 3PM ea. Mo.

David H. McNerney Post 658

14890 FM 2100

Crosby, TX 77532


1st Thursday ea. Mo.

Herman Rochelle Post 827

1417 Capron St.

Houston, TX 77020


2nd Sunday ea. Mo.




Proposed Legislation 88th house session

Order of Precedence for Flag Display

Order of Precedence for Flag Display

The order of precedence for flags is 1) National, 2) State, 3) Military (in order of creation date), and 4) Other.

According to the Military District of Washington, Ceremonies and Special Events Office, Army Regulation #840-10 mandates that state flags should be displayed according to the date that each state was admitted to the union.

According to the Department of Defense Directive 1005.8, the prescribed precedence of military flags is determined by service birthdays. The appropriate order is given below:

Army Birthday – 14 June 1775
Marine Corps Birthday – 10 November 1775
Navy Birthday – 13 Oct 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 – Reinstated 7 Sep 1781)
Air Force Birthday – 18 September 1947
Space Force Birthday – 20 December 2019

*Coast Guard Birthday – 4 August 1790

*According to the Institute of Heraldry, and in keeping with the order in which troops are listed in Department of Defense Directive 1005.8, during peacetime the Coast Guard falls under the Department of Homeland Security.  If, during wartime, the Coast Guard is called into service under the control of the Department of Defense, then the Coast Guard flag would come before the Air Force flag in order of precedence.

The Merchant Marine, Vietnam Veterans, and POW/MIA flags can be displayed following the military flags.  There is some latitude in the order of display regarding these three flags.  Our government has not officially recognized the Merchant Marines as being a branch of the military (its members are often not given veteran’s status), but we feel it is appropriate to honor them as a military branch and thus have placed their flag at the end of the military branches.

The American Legion recognizes the Merchant Marines for membership, depending on when and where they served.

The Vietnam Veterans and POW/MIA flags could be reversed in their order if so desired.  We felt it appropriate to place the flag for the living veterans (who are here to see the honor so accorded them) before the flag for those not presently in our midst.  You can use your discretion here.