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Commanders' Notes

From the desk of Commander Callaways... It is believed that if one can see it they are more opt to put into a plan. If you haven't yet called your membership committee for one final push; it is asked that you do so. The legacy of our organization depends on membership! Each year we [Our Post and its members] conduct numerous programs of interest and benefit events for veterans, their families and our community. 

Some of those programs include Premier Boys State, Youth Police School, American Legion Baseball, High School Oratorical Contests, Boy Scouts, Gift to the Yanks and more. The events include some of what we have recently seen to some of well-known activities such as veteran employment and Special Olympics.What's the goal? Here's our goal.

Let's finish the last few weeks strong.

Those that are at 100 percent already - Bravo Zulu!

Just a reminder for all Posts; ensure that the Consolidated Post Report for 2019-2020 have been sent.  

If you need assistance, contact us.

Semper Fortis

Warm Regards, G. Callaway

For God, Family, Country

 
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Today's Warriors

Legionnaires go to war again.   This time the enemy is a virus.  Many Legion members are out helping those who have been furlough, lost their jobs, not healthy enough to leave their homes or just having the fear of leaving the safety of their homes.   Harold Washing Post #1987, River Grove Post #335 and Franklin Park Post #974 are just a few of today’s warriors.  [read and see more]

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Important Notice

  From Department Headquarters - (view resolution) As the United States and the world tries to control the COVID-19 Pandemic, the National American Legion has canceled the 2020 National Convention. With no clear end in sight to the extraordinary restrictions on business and personal travel, hard decisions have to be made now. The National American Legion after much discussion and weighing of the options determined that it was most prudent for the safety of our members to cancel all Legion meetings until September 30, 2020. 

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A Reminder!

Most of the Posts, if not all are closed.   The Department Commander asked the Division and District officers to  please call your post commanders to remind them,  if they haven’t checked their post mail in some time, please, go to the post or post office and check the mail. There may be a legionnaire that has sent in their dues. Then ask them to process it on their end and send it to department headquarters so we can process them and get them their benefits back active.  Thanks for all you do, stay on those phones, buddy checking all members!!

Respectfully, Chad T. Woodburn,  Membership Director, Department of Illinois, (309) 663-0361-Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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 42828 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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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.

 

 

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American Legion, First Division
Cook County Council
PO Box 280,
Riverside, IL  60546
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