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Commanders Dinner

American Legion Department of Illinois First Division Cordially invites you to 2020’s Commanders Dinner. Celebrating Past and Current Post, District and Division Commanders.  Special Guests: Department Commander Roy Weber Department Sr. Vice Commander Wayne L. Fischer. Save the date: Sunday, March 29, 2020, Host Cocktails 3:00 pm • Dinner 4:00 pm, Hosted by Glenmaker Post 1160, 10739 S. Ridgeland Ave., in Chicago Ridge, $25 per person.  .All Legion Family and Guests welcome.  Legion Dress: Jacket, tie, white shirt, gray pants, and cap /Guest: Business attire.  To make your reservation contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or JVC: 1-224-800-1177 or 1-708-560-1181 RSVP by March 20th    [flyer]

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Free Flue Shots

VA Patients, Get your free Flue Shot at Walgreens -   During flu season, protecting your health with a flu shot is easier than ever — and as close as your local VA or neighborhood Walgreens! VA and Walgreens care about your health and are partnering to offer enrolled Veteran patients easy access to flu shots.

VA and Walgreens are national partners, providing no-cost flu shots to enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system. During the program, which runs from today through March 31, 2020, enrolled Veteran patients nationwide have the option of getting their flu shot at any of Walgreens’ 8,200 locations in addition to their local VA health care facilities. No appointment is required; simply go to any Walgreens, tell the pharmacist you receive care at a VA facility and show your Veterans Identification Card and another form of photo ID.

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Legion Act

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.

The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.

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Join our list

It's easy to join our mailing list.   Just send your Email address by text messaege:  Text FIRSTDIVISION to 22828 to get started.  First Division Contact Information T;(224) 800-1177 - E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [Flyer]

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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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Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card

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. 

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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
PO Box 280,
Riverside, IL  60546
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