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Veterans Affairs Cook County Hosts Veterans Resource Fair Thursday, September 28 at Brookfield ZooThe Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs (CCVA) is pleased to announce the return of its annual veterans resource fair at the Brookfield Zoo. In addition to providing a space for military community members to connect with veteran service organizations, CCVA is honoring and celebrating the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legions of Cook County at this year's event. For decades these organizations have been a pillar of support by offering camaraderie and making available services known to the military community of Cook County.The resource fair is Thursday, September 28 from 9:30 a.m. - noon at Brookfield Zoo located at 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513 (parking info below). Schedule of events for the resource fair:• 9:30 a.m. - service members can begin arriving• 10 a.m. - the program begins and formal remarks are given• 11 a.m. - animal ambassadors take the stage, service members can visit vendor booths and lunch is provided at no cost• 12 p.m. - event concludes, service members can walk the zoo grounds for freeProof of military service is encouraged. Acceptable forms of identification include: DD214 with photo ID, Veteran ID card or Military CAC card.Click the blue button below to RVSP by Friday, September 22, 2023. RSVP to Attend Parking InformationPlease enter Brookfield Zoo at the South Gate, located near the corner of Golf Road and Ridgewood Road in Brookfield, IL (3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513). At the parking gate, state you are here for the Cook County Veterans Resource Fair event for complimentary parking. Once past the parking gate, proceed to the right and follow the signs to the Discovery Center. Park in the Discovery Center Parking Lot. Proceed past the Discovery Center and take a left towards the Pavilions. Registration for the event will take place outside the Pavilions. Brookfield Zoo will have golf carts available for anyone who needs assistance. QuestionsIf you have any questions, please email Maj. Deanna "De" Love at veterans.affairs@cookcountyil.gov or call (312) 603-6423. ... See MoreSee Less
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Commanders Homecoming

Come join Commander Delmar Buske, September 16, 2023.   RSVP by September 6th. Flyer

American Legion State Tournament

Here is a memo that states resolution #2 that is a marketing agreement between Centene Corporation and the American Legion National Headquarters. Statement on agreement.

Marketing agreement between Centene Corporation and The American Legion

Make your reservations to stay at the hotel for Commander Delmar Buske's Homecoming Celebration on September 15-17. Reservation link

Scam Alert!  MyLegion App (Android/Apple)

There is an unauthorized “My Legion App” currently available from the Android and Apple stores.  The app was created by an organization identified as “Giant Killer”.  Please do not engage with this seller as they do not have permission to use our likeness.

Please do warn Legionnaires and Posts the application is a scam and is charging a monthly fee.  National has no plans produce a fee for service app.  We are actively working on a mobile application focused on helping local Posts and individual members.

When our official app is ready, it will be announced through official Legion channels and will be identified with The American Legion as the “seller” once published to the stores.

The direct web access to mylegion.org has not change and remains an official means of distributing information and updating records.

July Sweepstakes Winners

Here is the list of the July Sweepstakes winners.  Thank you to all that participated. Winner List

Department Photo Contest

Here is the link for this years photo contest.  Photos are due into department by Friday prior to convention.  See the flyer for details.  As they say, "A photo is worth a thousand words."  Here is a chance to really tell the American Legion story through a single photo. Brochure link


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