Military Appreciation Night presented by Boeing – Tuesday, August 6th at 7:05 P.M. OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS. CHICAGO CUBS WRIGLEY FIELD, the Cubs and Boeing are celebrating the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces by offering fans a Special Ticket Offer to see the Cubs take on the Athletics at Wrigley Field. Each ticket purchased through this Military Appreciation ticket offer includes a Cubs baseball cap. Plus, a portion of net proceeds from this ticket offer will be donated to USO of Illinois, on behalf of Boeing. [Flier]
This years’ First Division Convention west held at Robert E. Coulter, Jr., Post 1941 in LaGrange, IL. The convention was well attended. Reports were presented by the Committee and Commission Chairpersons. One of the main orders of business was the election of officers for the 2019 – 2020 Legion year. Our congratulations and best wishes go out to Georgiann “Gigi” Callaway, Commander; Alfonzo Pizarro, Sr. Vice Commander; Thomas Chambers, Jr. Vice Commanders; and Bernard Darmetko Finance Officer. After the convention closed delicious food was enjoyed by all. Don’t forget to make your reservations for this years’ Department Convention, July 10th – 13th. in Springfield IL. NOTE: To see the Division Convention Pictures click on Continue reading:
The National Executive Committee takes the first step to expand our membership dates - On October 17th The National Executive Committee took the first step in expanding the eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. NEC Resolution #1 is the first step, but much work will need to be done. The resolution asks Congress to establish a state of war from December 7, 1941 to such a date as the United States government may determine that there has been and end to armed hostilities. READ MORE
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.