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Commander's Request

FOLKS,  I think it is TIME for veterans and others who know what the true meaning of the 'SILVER STAR' award is to stand up and explain to well-intentioned but misinformed politicos and wannabe types that this "Silver Star Service Banner" 
program that they so freely share information about is 'bogus' in that the recipients that gather in assorted community selections are NOT necessarily holders of the 3rd highest award for valor in defense of our nation. Rather they have independently presented themselves as having been somehow injured (or didn't feel good) while in military service... not necessarily even Purple Heart category! 

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National Commander

First Divisions’ Franklin Park American Legion Post #974 invites you to welcome National Commander Denise Rohan at a dinner to be held on May 15, 2018.   Seating is limited to the first 200.  Reservation dead line is May 8th.   Legion Casual       [For more info]

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Cook County Board of Commissioners

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners will honor the Silver Star Families of America at the Cook County Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.  This event was initiated in 2008 to recognize the service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been wounded or became ill while serving in a war zone. 

Cook County Veterans Affairs would like to invite those Cook County veterans or service members that qualify to participate in the 2018 Silver Star Banner Program.  Applicants should complete the attached (fillable) Silver Star Service Banner request form and include a short biography with details regarding their injury and the war zone in which it occurred.  The request form must be signed and returned to our office no later than Tuesday, May 11th, 2018. 

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Medicare Card Scam

Medicare Card Scam  -  Just a heads upthat there is a scam going around involving the new Medicare Cards coming out in April.

Pass it along.  It might come in handy to know Medicare will never call you on the phone.

It is true that the new cards will be sent out from April 2018 to April 2019. Medicare has also warned on scams. They do not charge for cards or want your personal information over the phone.

This change is coming up.   DO NOT give out information over the phone.

Medicare Cards without Social Security Numbers Coming ..

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Past Commanders Luncheon

1st.Division Past Commander's Luncheon coming up April 22rd. 2018.   1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Location for the luncheon will be at Crystal Sky Banquets, 7941- 47th street, McCook, IL.  Cocktails from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.  $25.00 per person.  Please make your reservations and make your check payable to the American Legion, First Division, Cook County Council, PO Box 280, Riverside, Illinois 60546

 

 

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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
4531 S. Woodlawn  Ave.,
Chicago, IL  60653

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Jr. Vice - Gigi Callaway 
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