Vietnam War Commemoration's History -My name is Devon Kathleen Hardy, and I work at the Vietnam War Commemoration's History and Legacy Branch. More specifically, I manage the Commemoration's oral history project. The oral history team will be traveling to Chicago next week to conduct oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans at WGN-TV, and Mr. Thomas Zasadil provided me your contact information, as he hoped you might be willing to share this information with the posts in the 9th district. I just sent him an e-mail about the project, but he asked me to also send you an e-mail, which you can hopefully share with interested veterans. Thank you so much for your willingness to assist; I truly appreciate it!
The Wall That Heals ATTENTION LEGION RIDERS The Wall That Heals (mini Vietnam Wall Memorial) escort is Wednesday, September 27th. We will be riding under State Police escort from 3002 IL RT 120 McHenry to Des Plaines. Show up time is 9:00am, meeting 9:30am & kickstands up 10:00am. They are providing box lunches and patches for all riders, so, I need a pretty good head count of who will be going. We can meet at Post 134 (6144 W. Dempster, Morton Grove) at 7:30am with kickstands up at 7:45am and ride together if you want. It is requested that all who participate wear the "Legion Rider Uniform" which is black pants (black jeans are ok), white button down shirt, black shoes or boots and vests. I am hoping that the Riders in Cook County will have a good showing. Call Joe Lampert with any questions (847) 417-8672. FULL SCHEDULE
Please Mark Your Calendars! October 8, 2017 is The 1st. Division Officers Training Program. This program is open to all Post, District and Division Officers. Commanders, Sr.Vice Commanders, Jr. Vice Commanders and Adjutants. This Program is designed to help us better understand our current responsibilities. And to those who are interested to get an idea of what it's all about. Feel free the door is open to you. Please RSVP.
Place - American Legion Post #974 Franklin Park. 9757 W. Pacific Avenue, Franklin Park Illinois. 60131.
Time - Registration 8: AM. A Continental style breakfast. Coffee and Donuts. Program will begin promptly at 9:30 AM. A lite Lunch will be provided. No Cost!! Program will end no later than 4: PM. Again , Please RSVP.
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.