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Detachment of Illinois

Proud possessors of a priceless heritage....

"Land of Lincoln"

Detachment of Illinois

Sons of the American Legion

to assist in carrying on for God and Country

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Detachment of Illinois

 
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Congratulations to Eugene Gort

Sons of The American Legion

Detachment Commander - Illinois



 Eugene Gort

Detachment Commander 

 

commander@il-sal.org
 


At the 55th annual convention of the Sons of the American Legion, I Eugene Gort, was elected Detachment Commander for the 2018-2019 membership year.  I am a 24 year member of the Sons from squadron #974 in Franklin Park.  I gained my eligibility from the service of both of my parents and my grandfathers.  I have been active within the Sons for the last ten years; holding offices from the squadron to the detachment level.  One of the reasons I became active was the ultimate sacrifice paid by one of my high school friends Pvt. Randol Shelton during the Iraq War.  The American Legion Family has provided many opportunities for me to honor not only the service of my parents, but along that of my friend.

The theme for the 2018-2019 year is all about “Building Bridges for Success.” There are three bridges that we are looking to build over the next year. The first one is between the different entities of the American Legion Family, and from our national organization down to the squadron level.  The more effectively we can communicate the better we will be able to support the four pillars of the American Legion.  The second bridge is between ourselves and the future leaders within our organization and our country.  By instilling strong American values on the children and youth today we can create the future leaders we hope for tomorrow.  The last bridge we are looking to build is between ourselves and the general public. Too many people don’t know all the great things that the American Legion Family does for our veterans, our country, and our communities.   It is important that we get out and share all the amazing things we do.  Together as a team we will have a very successful year.

Eugene Gort

Commander
Sons of the American Legion
Detachment of Illinois

"Building Bridges for Success"

 

Detachment Commander

State of Illinois 

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