We Provide Community & Support to America's Veterans

Join over 1.3m fellow veterans who answered the call to serve their country just like you. Be part of an organization enriching lives and making a difference in their communities.

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Veterans representation with the VA
  • Temporary Financial Assistance
  • Disaster relief
  • Scholarships
  • Veterans services
  • Opportunities to continue serving veterans
  • Auto rental discounts
  • Financial & Insurance
  • Medical discounts
  • Moving & relocation discounts
  • Travel & Vacation discounts
  • ...and more!
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Well Caravan 2023 is in the books. Thanks to all those who traveled all the miles on caravan. Thanks to National Commander of the Sons Chris Carlton and National Vice Commander Ken Hylton for coming out. Thanks to all the speakers and leadership and the staff for all the hard work. Thanks to all the posts who hosted caravan and brought in cards. The total card count for caravan was 1790. The following pictures are from the final day. ... See MoreSee Less
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Day 8 is in the books. Got to see new posts. Meet new people and eat more. Thanks to all that came out and brought membership. Last day tomorrow ... See MoreSee Less
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NEWS

Four Chaplains Day Ceremony, Benton, IL February 4th.  Link

Lincoln Pilgrimage 11-12 February

Join the events of this years Lincoln Pilgrimage.  Brochure Link

New Website

Welcome to the new website.  We have taken a fresh approach and added some features that will assist all in keeping focused and celebrating our veterans and family.

There are now timelines that easily identify suspense or action dates for a particular program.

A Facebook feed on the landing page allows those not on Facebook a means to see the same news.  Also Department does not need to post in multiple locations. Department will utilize this feature more going forward.

These and more we will continue to develop.  Please understand though it took a while to convert over to a new design, there are going to be areas we missed and we need to catch up.

If you are on a department committee, you can help by reviewing your committee page and contacting department.  We will work with you to add timelines and update information.

Boys State Registration Open

Now! Yes, right now. Identify those deserving youth that are excelling all around your community. They are identified in the paper every week as standouts in the high school golf, football, volleyball, cheer squad, poms, fall play, and cross country programs amongst others. These are the kids you talk to now and have them register for boys and girls state. Registration is open for boys state. Get your commitments early. There is no shortage of kids that can go. Don’t undersell or under represent your community. If your local post somehow can’t afford to sponsor 6 or so kids interested….reach out to your district officers. They will find a post that will help. Registration Link

Member Verification

Most everyone should have received a postcard asking for member verification.  This is a valid licensed program with the Department of Illinois American Legion.  The more people that verify and share stories of their service, the better the collected history of our members will be told.  You may call 1-888-827-6097.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb
11
Sat
Lincoln Pilgrimage @ Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree Hotel
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm
2023 Pilgrimage Brochure SATURDAY 2/11/23 11:00 a.m. – Award winners tour of the Museum 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Award Winners Membership Reception 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Leadership Reception 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. – Open House Post #32 SUNDAY 2/12/23 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast – Keynote Speaker Vickie Koutz, National President 10:30 a.m. – Caravan to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln 12:30 p.m. – Luncheon – Keynote Speaker Vincent “Jim” Triola – National Commander
Feb
24
Fri
American Legion Oratorical Contest @ President Abraham Lincoln by Doubletree
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm
Mar
15
Wed
AMERICAN LEGION BIRTHDAY
Mar 15 all-day

VETERANS SERVICES

We are here to help! Our veteran services provide gifts, assistance, technology, rehabilitation and more to our Legionnaires. We take care of our veterans and provide opportunities for you to support fellow veterans as well.