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Detachment of Illinois

 

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The Sons of the American Legion is an organization of the American Legion & consists of the Male Descendants of Veterans of the US Military. We proudly boast of more than 15,000 Members in Illinois and over 350,000 members Nationally. We are fully committed to maintain the high ideals and Four Pillars of the American Legion

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Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. Remember to honor your fallen veterans and to participate in memorial service.

Information provided from the Department of Veterans Affairs

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National Memorial Day Concert

The National Memorial Day Concert is a free annual concert performed on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in celebration of Memorial Day since 1989. It is broadcast live on PBS, NPR, and can also be seen overseas by U.S. military personnel in more than 175 countries and aboard more than 200 U.S. Navy ships at sea on American Forces Network.

The National Memorial Day Concert is on Ch 11 PBS live on the Sunday evening before Memorial Day. Most stations air the Concert at 7:00 p.m. CT. Check your local listings or the link below. The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is a great program please make an effort to view.

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National Poppy Day - May 22, 2020


The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. Wear a poppy to honor those who have worn our nation's uniform. Click below for the information.

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