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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54th Annual Convention

Sons of The American Legion - Detachment of Illinois

Friday, June 23rd - Sunday, 25th, 2017

The convention will begin this Friday. For more information click on the 'Detachment Convention link' on the left. For the call to the Convention click below.

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On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.

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Message from National Commander Jeff Frain

Please fill out your Report - no matter how small the amount of items they all count and are a tremendous help in gaining benefits and rights for our veterans.

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Check out recent news in the 'News Archive' link

Read about the milestones the Detachment achieved for the previous year: 

2015 - 2016 Illinois Detachment Accomplishments

Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Illinois

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