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SERVING  THE  COMMUNITIES  OF  LOCKPORT,  LEMONT  &  HOMER GLEN
Updated: 13 September 2015

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MONTHLY MEETINGS:
1st Tuesday,         7:00, POST Members                                       3rd Tuesday,   7:00, Auxiliary                                
1st Wednesday,    7:00 Legion Riders (A.L.R.)                            Last Tuesday,   7:00, POST 18 Executive Board      
2nd Tuesday,        7:00 Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L)                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                              
15052 S. Archer, Lockport, IL 60441        Phone:  815-838-4515
E-mail: alegion18@aol.com     Web site: www.alegion18.org    Webmaster:  praxisllc@aol.com
 

COMMANDER'S MESSAGE:   

 

The "Vietnam Moving Wall" was a truly awesome historic event not only for Post 18, but for the thousands of people who came and visited the "Wall"

to pay their respects. I can't begin to thank everyone who generously gave of their time and talents to make  this event happen - our many volunteers, generous sponsors and Post 18 staff.

 

But, I must acknowledge Tom Jost who almost single-handedly planned and coordinated the event. His dedication, energy and selfless commitment of

time made this event happen. I can only extend my sincere thank you from our Post 18 family, the communities we serve and myself. Well done my friend!


                                                                                                                                                        Mike Meyers


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TO THOSE WE REMEMBER AND GIVE THANKS. 

"The Moving Wall," August 20, 2015

American Legion John Olson Post 18 Memorial

Serving Lockport, Lemont and Homer Glen, IL


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Since being chartered in 1920, our American Legion Post 18 has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces.  Today, we continue to welcome all current military personnel serving our country.  Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble. 

 
POST NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS 

POST NEWS  


NATIONAL COMMEMORATION OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIETNAM WAR (Nov. 1, 1965 - May 15, 1975) - THROUGH DEC, 2016
 "THIS DAY IN VIETNAM HISTORY,"  (WWW.HISTORY.COM)
"THE FIRST AMERICAN SOLDIER KILLED IN VIET NAM, 26 SEP 1945"
Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, a U.S. Army officer with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Vietnam, is shot and killed in Saigon. Dewey was the head of a seven-man team sent to Vietnam to search for missing American pilots and to gather information on the situation in the country after the WW II surrender of the Japanese.
2016 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES INCREASE FOR 2016
The 2016 annual American Legion membership dues will increase to $40. The current rate of $30 will be in honored if received by the Post by 20 December. Dues received after 20 December will be at the new $40 annual rate. RENEW EARLY; RENEW NOW!

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CURRENT EVENTS 

13 SEP, SUNDAY, 5:00 PM, "QUEEN OF HEARTS," TICKET SALES END AT 4:55 PM.  NO DRAWING SEP 6!

Queen of Hearts tickets are available throughout the week in the Club Room: 6 for $5 or $1 each. If no one wins, the pot rolls over to the following week until we have a winner. The Clubroom is open to the public on Sunday afternoon so come out, bring your friends and take a chance to win the jackpot! Proceeds go to support POST 18. 

"HOT DOG TUESDAYS." S.A.L.'s $1.50 HOT DOG FUNDRAISER   

FUTURE EVENTS

NEW POST 18 "95th POST ANNIVERSARY & VIETNAM COMMEMORATIVE COINS" $10.
The new coin reflects the "95th Anniversary of Post 18" on one side and the ""50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War"
on the other side. Coins are available in the Club Room for $10.


HALL AND PAVILION RENTAL AVAILABLE
Go to "Hall Rental" page. Contact Mike Meyers at 708-516-1469. Remind your family, friends
and neighbors of our hall and catering availability.
 
VETERAN INFORMATION RESOURCES (Copy web address and paste to your browser)
VETERAN SERVICE RECORDS & DD214 REQUESTS:
        
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
2015 VA DISABILITY COMPENSATION RATES
    
http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/va-disability-compensation-rates.html
AID AND ATTENDANCE PENSION
    www.veteranaid.org/program.php
STATE OF ILLINOIS UNCLAIMED PROPERTY I-CASH PROGRAM
    
www.icash.illinois.gov
VA DENTAL INSURANCE OFFERED
    http://va.gov/
VA RATING SYSTEM FOR DISABILITY
    http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp&SID=a3255d67b9a08b1f26807961c080e88f&r=PART&n=38y1.0.1.1.5#38%
    3A1.0.1.1.5.2
SUBSIDY CALCULATOR FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA)
EARLY BIRD BRIEFS - TO SUBSCRIBE
FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS, DEPENDENTS & SURVIVORS. 2013 EDITION
MILITARY RIBBON/MEDAL MOUNTING AND REPLACEMENT
        http://www.ultrathin.com/
MILITARY BENEFITS ONLINE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
        http://www.military.com/NL_MR/1,14852,9883,00.html 
DoD ANNOUNCES VIETNAM WAR 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION PROGRAM: 
        http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/
VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL
        
http://www.virtualwall.org/iStates.htm  
V.A. INFORMATION: 
       
 http://www.myhealth.va.gov/  
        http://va.gov/  
"AGENT ORANGE PRESUMPTIVE DISEASES" 
       
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/index.asp
HANDGUN MANUALS
        Smith & Wesson:  http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757821_-1_757814_757812_image 
MEMORIAL AND BURIAL BENEFITS:
        John Marshall Law School - Phone: 312-717-2737