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. 


For information on Post 1288 or Unit 1288 Auxiliary 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.  

Veteran's Day 2017

Join Post 1288 for this year's Veteran's Day ceremonies taking place at 11 AM on Saturday, November 11 at the Village Veteran's Memorial 375 W. Briarcliff Rd.  This year's ceremony will include a dedication of Bolingbrook's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Stone.  The ceremony is open to the public.  All Legionnaire's are encouraged to attend.

Boy Scout Fishing Derby

Post 1288 is teaming up with the Boy Scouts of America Rainbow Council and Troop 32 to host a Fishing Derby on Saturday, October 14 from Noon to 2 PM at the Village Pond (behind Village Hall).  Any boys K-8th interested in Scouting are invited to attend to learn more about Scouting and to catch some fish!!!  Let's catch some big ones!!! 


For more information, please contact Rainbow Council at 630-247-8618.

Post 1288 is Chartering New Scout Unit

Post 1288 is chartering a new Scout Unit in Bolingbrook!!! All boys K-8th grade are invited to attend the American Legion's Boy Scout Open House on Monday, September 18 from 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM at 201 Canterbury Ln. Building B. Bolingbrook, IL. For more information, please contact Rainbow Council at 630-247-8618.

Save-The Date - 3rd Annual Veteran's Appreciation Day

Post 1288 and VFW Post 5917 will once again host the 3rd Annual Veteran's Appreciation Day on Saturday September 16, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM at the Bolingbrook Town Center.  Free admission and free parking.  Enjoy music, food, fun for the kids and informnation and resources for Veterans.  Stay tuned for more infotmation... 

2016-2017 Membership Renewals Underway

American Legion Membership renewals for the 2016-2017 Legion year are now under way.  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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"VETERAN" Designation Now Available on IL Driver's License

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that beginning July 1, 2015, veterans will be able to get an updated driver's license/ID card with the designation "VETERAN" under the signature on the front of the card.


Under Public Act 97-0739, veterans who have received an Honorable or General under Honorable Conditions Discharge can obtain the designation on their Illinois driver's license or ID cards.   


Obtaining the designation is simple.  First official verification is required from the Illinois Dept. of Veteran Affairs (DD-214 or Certification of Military Service is required).  Once certification is obatined, the veteran may apply for new, renewal, or updated driver's license or ID card at any Secretary of State Driver Services facility. 


To make this process easier, the Post would like to arrange for a representative from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs to come to the Post to certify DD-214s.  Therefore we need to know who would be interested.  If you are interested, and would like to obatin certification at the Post, please contact Herschel Nelson at 630-226-8484 in order to get on the list.


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Calendar - At-A-Glance...

April 17 - 7:30 PM - Monthly meeting

May 15 - 7:30 PM - Monthly meeting

May 29 - Memorial Day

June 14 - Army Birthday

July 4 - Independence Day

September 16 - 3rd Annual Veteran's Appreciation Day

September 18 - Air Force Birthday

October 13 - Navy Birthday

November 10 - Marine Corps Birthday  

Special Message For Veterans

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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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