We Provide Community and Support to America's Veterans

Join over 130,000 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

  1.  Veterans representation with the VA
  2. Temporary Financial Assistance
  3. Disaster relief
  4. Scholarships
  5. Veterans services
  6. Opportunities to continue serving veterans

Legacy Run through Illinois In August

The 2022 Legacy run is scheduled to run through Illinois on August 24 with stops in Bloomington and Marseilles. Since 2006, American Legion Riders have made it an annual mission to roll thousands of miles as a group every summer along the nation’s roadways – rain or shine, mountains or deserts – to raise college money for young people whose parents sacrificed some or all of their lives in defense of our nation. Along the way, Legacy Run participants have paid respects at memorial sites, laid wreaths at the graves of fallen military men and women, met surviving families and have shown the nation – gathered to wave flags alongside roads and on overpasses across the land – just what it means to ride for a “cause, not applause.” 2022 Route Announcement and Legacy Run Brochure and Schedule / Stops

Commander's Homecoming

Department Commander Lomac A. Payton's homecoming is Saturday, September 24, 2022, Social Hour: 5:00 p.m., Dinner: 7:00 p.m., KC Hall - 1556 Fremont St., Galesburg, IL 61401    Homecoming Flyer

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

Baseball World Series
Aug 11 @ 7:35 pm – Aug 16 @ 8:35 pm
National Convention
Aug 26 – Sep 1 all-day
National Convention
Aug 26 @ 7:36 pm – Sep 1 @ 8:36 pm
Commander’s Cmsn/Cmte Appointments
Sep 7 @ 7:38 pm – 8:38 pm

4th Division – 9:00 a.m.

3rd Division – 10:00 a.m.

2nd Division – 11:00 a.m.

1st Division – 1:00 p.m.

5th Division – 2:00 p.m.

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.