Organized December 2, 1971, | Chartered May 24, 1973,
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 Auxiliary Unit 1288 and the Sons of the Legion Squadron 1288.
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American Legion Post 1288
201 B Canterbury Lane
P.O. Box 1133
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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American Legion Bolingbrook Post #1288
1. Provide Military Honors for Bolingbrook Veterans
2. Assist local Veterans in need and their families.
3. Assist Veterans Widows and Widowers in filling out VA
4. We Participate in Community events and activities.
5. We Present the Police and Firemen Awards each year.
6. We Present Teacher of The Year Awards each year.
7. We send area youth to both Boy’s State and Girl’s State
programs in Springfield Illinois.
8. We work with Boy Scout Troops in our area.
9. We meet to support Veterans in the Heritage Woods
10. We work with the community to dispose of unserviceable
11. We collect toys for the TOYS for TOTS program every year
to donate toys to the Bolingbrook Area.
12. We participate in Veterans in the Classroom in the local
13. We are involved in the Gift for Yanks program each year.
14. We attend and participate in the Village Memorial Day
15. We participate in the Veterans Day Program.
16. We participate in the Cavalcade of Planes at Clow Airport.
17. We participate in the Bolingbrook Village Picnic.
18. We participate in Bolingbrook Village Parade.
Every Thursday starting at 5 PM members from Bolingbrook VFW Post 5917 and American Legion Post 1288 conduct raffles and a "Queen Of Hearts" drawing where you could win Big $$$ Money $$$. The prize distribution depends or the amount collected in a progressive pot for the Queen, however concellation prizes are also awarded to the Lucky Person such as car washes, two drinks, tickets to next weeks drawing, and cash, there are no losers. We also sell pull tabs for on the spot cash winners. Come out and help us for this worhty cause, as all proceeds are used in our Veteran's Relief Funds.
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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.
Elections for Post 1288 officers for the year 2022-2023 were held. Congratulations to our incoming Post 1288 officers:
Post Commander - Herschel Nelson
Sr. Vice Commander - Robin Sutton
Jr. Vice Commander - Greg Palmer
Adjutant - Greg Palmer
Finance Officer - John Davin
Service Officer - Larry Shaver
Chaplin - Robert Adame
Sergeant-At-Arms - Raymond Wood
Assistant Sergeant-At-Ams - William Marszalik
Judge Advocate - Larry Shaver
Historian - Robert Adame
Sons Of American Legion (SAL)
Commander - Wayne Macejak
Vice Commander - Bryson Taylor
Chaplain - Mike Long
Sergeant-At-Arms - Jason Herskind
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.
We are now into our annual Membership renewals for the 2022-2023 Legion year. You will be receiving your membership renewal information soon, the annual dues are now $45.00 if you have any questions, just contact the Post. We incourage everyone to renew on-line to reduce redondency in paperwork.. 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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Every Thursday, join us at Tailgaters for our Veteran's Draw. 5-7:30 PM
Every Third Monday of the Month - 7:30PM 201 Cantebury Lane Unit-B
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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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