American Legion Post 1288
American Legion Post 1288

News & Events

                  Flu Season Upon Us

 

Legionnaires:
 
The fall is upon us again and winter soon to follow. It is time to get your annual FLU shot again more than ever, especially with these times being as they are. The VA has made provisions for us to receive them via drive up services which means you don't have to go in but you can get them via drive up. They are available at VA Clinics and out care facilities.
 
Please see the web links below and make an appointment. You can also get them from your primary health care facility, CVS Pharmacy, and Walgreen's.
 
For more information on the flu vaccine, visit https://www.va.gov/communitycare/flushot.asp and to find the location nearest to you to receive your annual flu vaccine, visit https://www.va.gov/find-locations.
 
 
Get VACINATED Today!!

 

Legionnaires:
 
Have you received your FLU and Pneumonia Shots yet? If not Jewel pharmacy has contacted the post to administer FREE shots to our membership and general public. The proper dose recommendations for our age groups will be available.
 
Larry Shaver has agreed to host this event on Thursday October 22, 2020, at the Veterans Premier Raffle Hall. The particulars are the following:
 
Date:       October 22, 2020
Time:       5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:  Veterans Premier Raffle Hall
                 481 W Boughton Rd
No appointments required just come on in and bring your VA identification card or your Medicare card.
Afterwards stay and play the raffle BINGO Style games to win some money and have fun.
 
Proper CDC and IHD guidelines will be followed at all times during your visit, so PLEASE WEAR A MASK.
 
As a veteran you will receive a 10% discount on your next shoppin visit at JEWEL.
 
 
 

Veteran's Pumpkin Fest at Bengston's Pumkin Farm

To Be Determined -  more to follow 

Bengston's 2019 Flyer
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Attention High School Students - Post 1288 Oratorical Contest

To Be Determined. 

Post 1288 2020-21 Oratorical Contest Official Rules
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2020 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 18 at 8:00 PM at the Bolingbrook Village Memorial for our POW/MIA ceremony.

Save the Date - 6th Annual Vet Fest

Cancelled 

"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 http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/news/2015/june/150630d1.pdf

Membership Renewals Underway

Don't forget, membership renewals are now underway for the 2020-2021 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

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November Raffle Tickets On Sale

We are once again holding our Post 1288 Raffle Ticket Sales event for the entier month of November. Each weekend starting in Novemebr you have a chance to win money based on the Lottery Pick 3 Drawing held during Mid-Day And Evening Drawings. The numbers matching the drawing is for straight picks only. For inforation contact John Davin 630-226-8485

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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