In remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and the Tribute to Veterans who served and died there, American Legion Gladstone Post 777 gave a framed presentation of the Chicago Tribune headline and Article of the 1st Welcome home Viet Nam Veterans parade and celebration. It was the a Day that so many Vietnam Vets for the 1st time felt welcomed for serving their Country. It is displayed in the lobby of Chicago Police District 16. Pictured left to right. Legionnaire Post 777 Gene Spanos, 016 District Police Commander William Looney, Post 777 Commander John Malone and Illinois District 9 Commander Robert J Fuggiti.
The First Division is hosting a Leadership Seminar on November 26 th at Franklin Park Post # 974. Start time Noon and ending by 2:30. This gathering is for the leadership of the First Division, its Post and District Commanders (Senior and Junior Vice Commanders are also invited). There will be information presented to help you in understanding the responsibilities of your position in the American Legion, even more important the main portion of this get together is for open discussion between the leaders of different Posts within the First Division. Let’s share ideas, break some myths and help each other in our Legion Journey! Dress Code: Legion Casual [Legion Polo Shirts – Slacks, Bring your Caps!] If you have any questions contact: Al Coughlin (773.852.5561)
Service Officer Training Program. Saturday March 11th. 2017. This program is open to the Auxiliary and S.A.L. Time - 8:AM to 4:PM. Place - Franklin Park,Post #974 9757 Pacific Ave. Franklin Park Illinois.$10.00 per person to cover the cost of food. Pancake breakfast with scrambled eggs and sausage. Lunch Menue to be determined. (Cash Bar ) Any questions please conact Anthony J. Siciliano at 312-623-4216.
Did you serve at Camp Lejeune sometime between 1953 - 1987? It was found that the water source at the base was contaminated with industrial solvents that are linked with certain health conditions. Based on the Veterans Administration review of current medical science findings, VA Secretary McDonald intends to propose creation of a presumption of service connection for the folling conditoin: Kidney Cancer, Liver Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma Scleroderma, Parkinson's Disease or Aplastic Anemia/Myelodysplastic Sydromes [more info]
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).
Roosevelt University partners with the Department of Education to develop “Veterans Upward Bound” program. In order to find success in today’s society, many veterans are required to enhance their skills. As a result, further education is often the key to starting a second career. Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free-of-charge program (funded by the U.S. Department of Education) that helps veterans, who have not completed a bachelor’s degree, to prepare for enrollment at the college of their choice.
Cook County Military & Veterans Discount Program is announced. We are writing to inform you about an exciting new program being rolled out by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs. After Veterans Day, November 11th 2014, we will begin 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.