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Leadership Seminar

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.

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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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