First Division Cordially invites you to attend the Veterans’ Winter Ball - Sunday, January 19, 2020 ~ 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm Entertainment: Live Music and DJ 5:00 p.m. Hosted Social Hour 6:00 p.m. Five-Course Dinner ~ Pairing both Red and White Wine Open Bar / Dance floor open after dinner service Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 W. Grand Ave., Elmwood Park Free parking available (adjacent lot) Black Tie Appreciated Please R.S.V.P. by January 12, 2020 Please remit the section below the dotted line together with your payment to: American Legion First Division Council, P.O. Box 280 Riverside, Illinois 60546-0280 [Winter Ball Flyer]
Commander Gerogiann Callaway shares some of her pictures from her visits around the Division.
7th District Meeting , 7th District Installation , 2nd District and FDR Post 923 Installation , Lincolnwood Post 1226 installation , Visit to Jessie Brown VA Medical Center, Post 986 Joint Installation , Post 986 Monument Dedication , 9th District Meeting 8th District Meeting 3rd Distirct Meeting
The First Division Leadership Seminar sechelued for November 23rd - To: All Post Commanders, Sr. Vice, Jr. Vice, Adjutants, Service Officers; District Officers; and SAL Officers of the 1st Division. Hosted by The Great 8th District Subject: Leadership Seminar-Saturday, November 23rd @ the Evergreen Park Post 854; 9701 South Kedzie Ave. Evergreen Park, IL. Cost will be $10.00 ea. to cover donuts and lunch. Make checks payable to Evergreen Park Post 854 and mail to: William Winters, Evergreen Park Post 854, 9701 South Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park, IL. 60805. Now that we are into the 2019-2020 Membership Year, and as we look to the future of our Posts' it becomes a top priority to search out, train and support dedicated Legionnaires and SAL Members to become the Leaders of Tomorrow” within the 1st Division's Districts and Posts.
LEGION Act signed into law - President Trump signs bill that honors 1,600 veterans from previously undeclared war eras and opens American Legion eligibility and benefits to 6 million potential new members. In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.
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.