Membership Membership

MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP - My Brothers and Sisters of The Fighting First Division. Congratulations to all. Your hard work is appreciated. And Thank You. The Fighting First Is Just That. THE FIGHTING FIRST!!! We are the # 1 Division and holding.

Today is May 19th. Last Day for all remaining Membership Cards to be turned into Dee Dalton no later than 11:00 AM. Today determines our faith! WOW!!  It's now 2:00 PM. THE FIGHTING FIRST Holds The #1 Position in The Department of Illinois at 96.08% DON'T STOP NOW!!! Go after the remaining Membership Who's Dues is overdue.   Outstanding, Thank You


White Sox Tickets

Let’s go to the ball game. - The Chicago White Sox again have generously offered one free ticket to the majority of Sox Home Games this year. Veterans/Reservists/National Guard and Active Duty Soldiers and Sailors may participate by coming to a designated Cook County Recorder of Deeds office and obtaining a Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card and presenting such card at Guaranteed Rate Park Ticket Office (Gate 4 Only).

Card recipients are also eligible for discounts at over 200 different merchants across Cook County.

Brian M. Cross, Veteran Services Office, Cook County Recorder of Deeds, 118 N. Clark St. - Suite 230

Chicago, IL 60602-1387, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 312-603-5788       [flyer]


Notice of Expulsion

Notice of Expulsion - The Department Executive Committee heard the recommendation of the DEC Sub-committee that considered Sylvester J. Hendricks’ appeal of the actions taken by Post 2091 and the 3rd District. The Department Executive Committee upheld the actions taken by Post 2091 of expelling Mr. Hendricks from the Post and the 3rd District action of expelling him from The American Legion. The approval of the Department Executive Committee shall be final and conclusive.


First Division Convention

The Fighting First Division's Mini Convention. The Convention is going be held on Saturday June 3rd. 2017at Franklin Park American Legion Post #974, 9757 Pacific Avenue. Franklin Park, Illinois 60131. Phone # 847 - 678 - 7474. Registration will start at 8: AM. Sharp!  The meeting will open at 9:00 AM Sharp! The meeting will be suspended for The Election of Officers.

I personally would like to thank  all those running for Jr. Vice Commander for throwing their Legion Cap's into the ring!  The Best to you and God Bless US.    Please note The Delegate Dues is now $10.per Delegate!! Alternates No Charge. Your Delegate Dues must be in no later than May 20, 2017.  Please make checks out to The 1st Division. On the memo line of your check please state Delegate Dues!! Mail to The American Legion 1st. Division ℅ of Harold Dillard Adjutant. P.O. Box 280 Riverside, Illinois. 60546.   Please don't hesitate, don't procrastinate. Mail Now!!!  Take Care God Bless America and God Bless You .   SR. Vice of The FIGHTING FIRST DIVISION.       Anthony J. Siciliano  

 [Jr. Vice Candidate info 1   ]         [Jr Vice Candidate info 2]

NOITCE:  To all committee chairman, Officers. Please submit your Reports and or Resolutions to the attention of Herold Dillard Adjutant 1st. Division. Email Address. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Important, So Your Reports and or Resolutions become part of THE FIGHTING FIRST'S History.  

DELEGATE DUES!!! Did You Get Yours In?

MEMBERSHIP CARDS!!!! Between now and June 3rd. See how many cards you can bring to the 1st. Division Convention?  This is Your Opportunity To achieve 100% PLUS!!    THE FIGHTING FIRST is in the #1 position.  Let's Keep It there.  Close of Books, June 23, rd. 11:00AM.  WE CAN DO THIS 100%


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]


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). 


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.


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. 


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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