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Four Chaplains Ceremonies Held Sunday February 4th

Four U.S. Army Chaplains gave up their life jackets and prayed together when their transport ship, the SS Dorchester was torpedoed eighty miles south of Greenland on February 3, 1943.

Hear the compelling story of courage and faith by these men and the ceremony that commemorates their actions.
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Click here to download printable Four Chaplain Information

Click here for information on the 9th District Four Chaplain Ceremony

84th Annual American Legion National Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln

The 84th Annual American Legion National Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln will start in Springfield, Illinois, on Sunday - February 12, 2018

 Springfield Post #32, Auxiliary Unit #32 and Sons of The American Legion Squadron #32 extend a most cordial invitation to you to attend and participate.
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Click here for history of the Lincoln Pilgrimage

Veterans Day 2017

Remember to honor all living and deceased veterans this Veterans Day. Please participate in a Veterans Day program or help volunteer to educate citizens on the importance of this day. Read more about this day from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 
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A Word from our National Commander on Tragic Events

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Pearl Harbor Day 2017

On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, without warning and without a declaration of war, killing 2,403 American non-combatants, and injuring 1,178 others.

The attack sank two U.S. Navy battleships and damaged five others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged.

This year marks the 76th Anniversary of the Attack. Click on the link below for the Official 76th Anniversary ceremonies and live stream as well as great amounts of information on Pearl Harbor and its offerings.

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