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Club Room and Hall Temporarily Closed
Due to the recent State of Illinois COVID-19 restrictions the Post 690 Club Room and Club Hall are temporarily closed for events and general public use. Unfortunately we have had to cancel our traditional Thanksgiving with the recruits from Great Lakes Naval Center and Breakfast with Santa. We will continue to closely monitor the pandemic situation and provide updates as restrictions are changed.
Veteran's Day Ceremony
Our annual Veteran's Day Program was held on November 11th in Community Park. The weather was brisk but the attendance was great even with our COVID restrictions. Post 690 would like to thank all that attended and participated. Pictures and a video can be viewed in Photos of Past Events.
The Post 690 M5 Anti-Tank Gun was returned during the ceremony. The gun has been located along side the Post 690 building on Palatine Road since the early 1950s. The gun was removed earlier this year to received some much needed maintenance and restoration. We would like to thank our friends at Veteran's Garage for their efforts in transporting and restoring the gun.
Tom Morrison, District 54 State Representative and Post 690 Sons of the American Legion member, was kind enough to video this year's ceremony, along with the firing of the M5 gun. The 40 minute video can be viewed at Palatine Veteran's Day 2020. Thank you Tom, we appreciate your support and efforts.
We are now developing our plans to rededicate the gun at its permanent Post 690 location. Current plans include a new platform of paver bricks for the gun to set on. We will be selling individual engraved bricks to the public. A Spring 2021 dedication is planned.
Go Fund Me
Over the years the Post has done a great deal of remodeling and upgrading. The corona virus restrictions have forced us to close our Club Room and Club Hall. We were already going to have some difficulty covering the costs of replacing a leaky roof, making other needed structural improvements and completing necessary code interior upgrades and changes. We need help from our community to complete these repairs and keep our Post and hall operating. We would appreciate your help.
Please go to Go Fund Me and contribute what you can.
We are the Palatine, Illinois Post 690 of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. Our family of chartered organizations work together in providing a faternal group of veterans, sons of veterans and those closely related to veterans.
The American Legion
The American Legion 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.
The Sons of the American Legion
Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, the Sons of the American Legion is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in the Sons of the American Legion.
The American Legion Auxiliary
Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.
We are veterans serving veterans.
Originally founded by the Palatine veterans of World War I, Post 690 is located in downtown Palatine, Illinois. American Legion Post 690 has been serving veterans, veteran families and the public since 1924 when it was granted its charter. The post provides support through the post's American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Post 690 hosts and manages the Club Room, open to the public everyday. The Club Room is a great place to meet your friends or to just come in and enjoy some American Legion hospitality.
The post also has recently renovated The Club Hall which can be reserved for receptions, birthday parties and meetings. The Hall can be configured to meet your needs. Outside catering is available. Beverage and bartender service can be provided.
Proceeds from Post 690 hospitality, hall rentals and other events allows us to provide veteran related programs and services. Allowing us to serve you, allows us to serve the veteran community in need.
Stop in, find out more and and join the American Legion Post 690 Family. You can view our current and upcoming meetings and events here.
Post Building Opened
Current Post 690 Events...
The 690 Auxiliary is conducting a fundraising raffle for veterans' programs and scholarship awards. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 each and can be obtained from almost any Auxiliary member or by completing the Contact form. An Auxiliary member will contact you. Drawings start after January 1, 2021 and will continue throughout the year. For details go to Payday Raffle.
The membership of Palatine Post 690 of the American Legion is asking for donations to assist in its efforts to make improvements to the Legion Hall.
Donations to help with the improvements may be made payable to the American Legion Post 690.
A Donation Fund Form can be mailed to:
American Legion Post 690 Donations
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Donations may also be made through PayPal using the link below.
American Legion Post 690 is a 501(c)(19) designated organization under the Internal Revenue Code and your pledge payments may be deductible from personal income taxes to the maximum amount permitted by law.
Currently, we are collecting donations through Go Fund Me and PayPal. Please click below and contribute.
First Vice Commander Paul Clausell accepts a donation from the Palatine Rotary Club.