American Legion Post 1288
American Legion Post 1288

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Get your own American Legion Bolingbrook Post 1288 50th Anniversary T-Shirt for only $20.


We have four options:

1. Red Shirt with our 50th-anniversary logo

2. Blue Shirt with our 50th-anniversary logo

3. Black established in 1973 shirt

4. Black shirt with our 50th-anniversary logo on the front with a back design that has the American Eagle in the middle of the back flanked by the American Flag & MIA/POW flag on each side of the Eagle.


All shirts have an American Flag on the right sleeve.



Female: Small-XL

Unisex: XSmall-3XL

       Military Commitment Ceremony

The American Legion performed a Military Commitment Ceremony at Bolingbrook High School on May 15, 2023. These are High School Students who have signed military commitment letters to join the Arm Forces once they have graduated.



Support a Chicago-area/Will County IL American Legion project in need of guards for the Moving Vietnam War Veteran Wall from 30 June thru 5 July 2023.
The Legion Commander is looking to fill squads of 8-10 people, for four-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, during that time period.  Shifts begin 0000-0400 1 July and the last shift will be from 5 July 0400-0800 hours.
You can sign up for a shift at the link below:

            VETERAN OFFERS FREE GUN                   & SAFETY MINI-CLASSES


              TO ALL POST MEMBERS

This event is for any Veteran who's willing to attend.





Latest COVID-19 vaccination stratification message

VA is offering vaccinations to the following:

All Veterans 

Appointments are available to Veterans 7 days a week. Veterans in the above categories can call their provider, or the call center 708-202-7000 for scheduling.

For more information on the covid-19 vaccine, visit vaccine.asp​ and to find the location nearest to you to receive your vaccine, visit


2023 POW/MIA Recognition Day

The United States POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday of September every year.  On this day, we take time to remember those brave men and women who were prisoners of war or are missing in action.  Please join us this evening,

Friday, September 17 at 8:00 PM at the Bolingbrook Village Memorial for our POW/MIA ceremony.

"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.


For more info, please visit

Membership Renewals Underway

Don't forget, membership renewals are now underway for the 2021-2022 period.  Your dues help to fund much needed veterans' programs and initiatives.  Don't delay...RENEW today!  To renew your membership or if you are an eligible new member or transferee, please Contact the Post.

The Bolingbrook Legionnaire

Stay up-to-date on the latest Post news by checking out our newsletter. Under Development- the Bolingbrook Legionnaire!! 

Please Donate to The American Legion Post 1288 Building Fund

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Coming Soon November Veteran's Month Raffle Tickets On Sale

More information to come.

    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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National Legion Auxillary
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