Installation of Officers -The 1st Division Installation will be held on August 11, 2019 at Crystal Sky Banquets, 7941 47th St. McCook, IL 60525. Cocktails at 1:00 pm,Program atarts at 1:30 pm with dinner at 3:00p,. Cost is $30.00 per person. Make your checks payable to the American Legion 1st Division Council. On the memo line indicate INSTALLATION. Mail to the attention of Bernie Darmetko Finance Officer, P.O. Box #280 Riverside, IL, 60546. This year we are having a joint installation. The 1st Division SAL Detachment will be joining us. Please RSVP by August 1, 2019. [flier]
Military Appreciation Night presented by Boeing – Tuesday, August 6th at 7:05 P.M. OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS. CHICAGO CUBS WRIGLEY FIELD, the Cubs and Boeing are celebrating the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces by offering fans a Special Ticket Offer to see the Cubs take on the Athletics at Wrigley Field. Each ticket purchased through this Military Appreciation ticket offer includes a Cubs baseball cap. Plus, a portion of net proceeds from this ticket offer will be donated to USO of Illinois, on behalf of Boeing. [Flier]
The National Executive Committee takes the first step to expand our membership dates - On October 17th The National Executive Committee took the first step in expanding the eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. NEC Resolution #1 is the first step, but much work will need to be done. The resolution asks Congress to establish a state of war from December 7, 1941 to such a date as the United States government may determine that there has been and end to armed hostilities. READ MORE
American Legion's Dispatch - Agent Orande VA benefits expanded - The Department of Veterans Affairs recently published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some VA benefits for Air Force veterans and Air Force reserve veterans who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part of Operation Ranch Hand (ORH).
Cook County Military & Veterans Discount Program is announced. We are writing to inform you about an exciting program by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs. Back in 2014 we will began issuing the Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card. Our goal is create a network of businesses throughout Cook County that offer discounts and incentives to active duty military and veterans, and encourage businesses to offer these discounts year-round.