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American Legion - http://www.legion.org/mission

American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans service organization.  It was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Local Post 911 Wauconda:  http://www.americanlegionpost911.org/          
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Local Post  964 Lake Zurich
:  http://www.legion.org/baseball/teams/97751/lake-zurich-post-964       
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National Honor Flight Network - http://www.honorflight.org/

Honor Flight is a non-profit organization to honor and thank our veterans.  You will fly from Chicago Midway to Washington Dulles.  Upon arrival in Washington, you will be escorted to a tour bus and go to the WWII Memorial.  You will then travel Viet Nam and Iwo Jima Memorials.  After that, you will head back to the airport for the return trip back.  Flights fill up fast, so you will need to go onto the website to sign up and be put on a waiting list.  For more information, you can contact Honor Flight Chicago at 773-227-8387, or you can visit the website directly at www.honorflightchicago.org

 

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Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois (Honor Flight) - http://www.veteransnetworkcommittee.com/

The Veteran Network Committee of Northern Illinois is a local Honor Flight chapter for N. Illinois.  The committee raises funds to transport WWII veterans of McHenry County as well as other county’s to Washington D.C. to see the WWII Memorial dedicated in their Honor. It took more than 60 years for the Memorial constructed for them, and our time is waning to for our aging WWII veterans to experience their Tour of Honor.     More about Veterans Network Committee

 

ConnectVETS

ConnectVETS - http://www.connectvets.org/

ConnectVETS was founded to support the men and women who have served our country. ConnectVETS.org has been a Chicago based organization supporting the men and women who have served our country, by connecting Veterans with private sector employment opportunities since 2007. We are neither affiliated with nor biased toward any political organization or strategy.

 

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Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County - http://www.lakecountyil.gov/VETERANS/Pages/Default.aspx

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County is available to assist veterans in filing claims with the Veterans Administration.  The  VAC has accredited veteran service officers available to file claims and represent the veteran before the Veterans Administration.

 

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Veterans History Project - http://www.loc.gov/vets/

The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

 

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Miltary.com - http://www.military.com

With more than 10 million members, chances are people you know are already on Military.com. Find jobs through your military contacts - Display your ribbons and badges to showcase your military accomplishments - Add Operations & Conflicts to highlight your military career  - Get access to discounts, free classifieds, discussions, entertainment, benefits information and more.

 

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Am Vets Cary, IL

AMVETS members serve active duty armed forces personnel, their fellow veterans and their communities through a variety of programs. AMVETS also keeps a watchful eye on all Capitol Hill legislation and aggressively comments on every bill that is likely to affect veterans and active duty and reserve personnel in the armed forces.

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