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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.


  • 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!
Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. As we spend time with our families this day let us remember those who can’t be home for thanksgiving with their families. As we think about the up coming holiday season let’s be thankful for all that we have as in most cases is a lot more than some others have. Set a place for those who aren’t with us anymore and be thankful for the time that we had together to create the memories and love we have for them. ... See MoreSee Less
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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.


American Legion Oratorical Contest @ President Abraham Lincoln by Doubletree
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm
Mar 15 all-day
Department Convention @ BOS Center
Jul 11 – Jul 16 all-day

104TH Department Convention  July 11 – 16, 2023, Springfield, Illinois Forms & Flyers:

The below links will be updated as we get closer to the convention date. They are left here as placards to remind the organizers of items that need updating.  None of the links currently are active from the old site.

Wyndham Springfield Reservations

President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Doubletree Reservations

2022 Blood Drive

2022 Convention Housing Form

2022 Convention Agenda

2022 Hospitality Rooms

2022 American Legion Caucuses

2022 Chaplains Conference

2022 Thank You Commander Party

2022 Legion Riders Meeting

2022 Freedom Fest

2022 Lincoln Museum Poster

2022 ALR Bike Show & Parade

2022 Camp Site Flyer

2022 American Legion Joint Family Reception

2022 Commander & President Dinner

2022 Springfield and Post’s 32 & 809 Welcome Activities   Highlighted in Flyer – Shuttle Service hours, Post 32 and 809, Illinois State Military Museum, Freedom Fest

103rd Convention Minutes

103rd Convention DEC Minutes

2022 State Resolution List

2022 National Resolutions List


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.