American Legion Post 1288
American Legion Post 1288

Welcome to the Bolingbrook American Legion - Post 1288

Organized December 2, 1971  |  Chartered January 17, 1971

American Legion Post 1288 is the Bolingbrook, Illinois affiliate of the National American Legion.  Post 1288 serves area veterans and the greater Bolingbrook community.  The Post hosts monthly meetings on the third Monday of every month and participates in a variety of activities and events throughout the calendar year.  Post 1288 is also home to the American Legion Auxillary Unit 1288 and the Sons of the Legion Squadron 1288. 


For information on Post 1288, Unit 1288 Auxiliary, or Squadron 1288 please contact us.

Want to know more about our organization and the work we do in the community? Check out our latest news and events page.  

Attention High School Students - Post 1288 Oratorical Contest

Bolingbrook area High Schoolers, here is your chance to compete for some of the most generous scholarships available for college - the Amertican Legion Oratorical Contest.  Check out our News & Events section for more information as well as complete rules and details.

The LEGION Act Expands Membership Eligibility

On July 30, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the LEGION Act into law delcaring that the United States has been in a state of war since December 7, 1941.  The declaration recognizes approximately 1600 service members killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.  The Act also expands elgibility for approximately 6 million veterans who previously where inelgible to join the American Legion.


Under the Act, if you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion.

For more information on membership, please contact the Post.

Congratulations to the New Post 1288 Officers for 2019-2020

Elections for Post 1288 officers for the 2019-2020 year were recently held.  Congratulations to our incoming Post 1288 officers:


Post Commander - Herschel Nelson

Sr. Vice Commnader - Roy Pura

Jr. Vice Commnader - Robin Sutton

Adjutant - Greg Palmer

Finance Officer - John Davin

Service Officer - Wayne Macejak

Chaplin - Angelo Irizarry

Sergeant-At-Arms - Raymond Wood

Assistant Sergeant-At-Ams - William Marszalik

Judge Advocate - Larry Shaver

Historian - Richard Bloor

Scouting News

Post 1288 is the Charter Organization for Boy Scout Troop 32.  Troop 32 is proud to be the oldest Boy Scout Troop in Bolingbrook.  Scouting is a great way for our youth to dedicate themselves to serving our community, state and nation while also learning many valuable skills and making lifelong friends.  


Post 1288 is also the Charter Organization for the newest Cub Scout Pack in Bolingbrook - Pack 1288.  Scouts within the Pack are introduced to the Scouting life - from earning merit badges, to Pinewood Derby, to Hikes and various outings - all while having fun and making new friends.   


For more information on our Scouting organizations, please contact us 630-730-1225.  Or stop by one of our meetings.  The Scouts meet on the First and Third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8PM at our Post home - 201 Canterbury Ln. Unit B, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

Sons of the American Legion

Post 1288 is home to the newly formed Sons of the American Legion  - Squadron 1288.  The Squadron will meet on the third Monday of each month at 6PM at the Post home (just prior to the monthly Post meeting).  All male descendants, adopted sons, and stepsons of members of the American Legion and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of the American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, are eligible for membership to the Sons of the American Legion.  For more information or to join Squadron 1288, please contact the Post.

2019-2020 Membership Renewals

We are now into our annual  Membership renewals for the 2019-2020 Legion year. If you haven't received your membership renewal information or have any questions, just contact the Post.  Your membership to the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization helps us support local veterans, military, and community programs.  Don't Delay - Renew Today!!!


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Calendar - At-A-Glance...

Every Thursday, join us at Tailgaters for our Veteran's Draw.  5-7:30 PM

August 31 - 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Vet Fest

September 8 - Bolingbrook Pathways Parade

September 16 - Monthly Post meeting at 7:30 PM


Special Message For Veterans

Tango hotel alpha november kilo yankee oscar uniform fox oscar romeo victor india sierra india tango india november golf oscar uniform romeo whiskey echo bravo sierra india tango echo!! 

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College Football

Games on September 14, 2019


Army                       31

UTSA                      13


Navy                        42

ECU                        10


Air Force                 30

Colorado                 27

Post Meetings

Bolingbrook Post 1288 meets the third Monday of every month at 7:30 PM.  The meetings are held at 201 B Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.  For more information regarding meeting times and dates and other post events, please contact us.

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Useful Links and Resources

Click Flag to Protect It!! Citizen's Flag Alliance
Veterans Administration
National Legion
National Legion Auxillary
Bolingbrook VFW 5917
American Legion Riders

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