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Membership Drive & Christmas Party

My Brothers and Sisters of the Fighting First! As You know, the 1st. Division Membership/ Christmas Party was Postponed!! NOT CANCELLED!!  Due to inclement weather! We felt that postponing the event was Wise for all concerned. That Said, please mark Your Calendars, New Date is Sunday January 29, 2017. Place - American Legion Post # 974 of Franklin Park. 9757 Pacific Avenue, Franklin Park Illinois. Time- 2 to 6: PM. Menu - Good Old Fashion American Comfort Food - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, Butter and Home Made Desserts. Catered by The Great Escape of Schiller Park Illinois. CASH BAR!!! And a 50/50 Raffle. This is The Fighting First Division Family event. Legion, Auxiliary, Juniors, Sons and Legion Riders. A Great Way to Kick off the New Year!!! Please RSVP. to Sr .Vice  Anthony J Siciliano . You can call me and or Text me at 1-312-623-4216. E-mail me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Service Officer Training

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.

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Veteran's Warning from Camp Lejeune

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]

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Agent Orange VA Benefits Expanded

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). 

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Veterans Upward Bound

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.

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Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card

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. 

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Cook County Recorder urge all veterans to record their DD-214 military discharge records

As we celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day, I would like our veterans and their families to consider the security of one of the most important documents they possess, their DD-214 military discharge records.
One year ago this Flag Day, my office celebrated the opening of our Veterans Services Office. This was a very proud moment for me, because my family has a proud history of serving this nation. My father and husband have served - as well as my brother and sister - and my son presently serves this great nation as a Captain in the United States Army.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Info

Mail to:
American Legion, First Division
Cook County Council
4531 S. Woodlawn  Ave.,
Chicago, IL  60653

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