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Post 690 Canon Brick Donations

The Post 690 Family is now offering an opportunity for members and the general public to purchase and donate engraved bricks to be a part of the platform for our recently renovated canon. For more information about how you can become a part of this one time event and donate a brick with individualized engraving, go to Canon Bricks. There you'll find the details and an order form. Only 500 bricks are planned, so don't delay and become a part of this Post 690 memorial.

 
From Our Commander for Veterans

Check out the following sites for COVID-19 vaccine availability and other veteran benefits:

https://www.vaccinespotter.org/IL/?zip=60067&radius=25 


Find COVID-19 vaccine appointment availability and eligibility across Chicagoland using https://www.ilvaccine.org.

 

VA Medical Update - Jesse Brown/Hines Medical Centers

All Veterans, their spouses and caregivers can get COVID-19 vaccinations from VA under the SAVE LIVES Act signed into law March 24. Covered individuals can receive a vaccine from VA due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, including Veterans who are not eligible to enroll in VA health care.

Call the call center to schedule an appointment at 708-202-2707 or 708-202-7000 or Jesse Brown specialty clinic (312) 569-5801.

For more info: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/


Veteran's Funeral Benefits

The playing of Taps; Burial Flag folded and presented to family from vet's branch of service; Presidential Memorial Certificate; Permanent placement in a National Cemetery which includes grave for vet and spouse, opening and closing of grave, forever care of gravesite, headstone/Marker, marker foundation, or Niche (if cremated).

 

ComEd Assistance

 

As a public service communication please note there is a ComEd Bill Assistance Grant Program of up to $500 available to anyone with a overdue ComEd bill. For further information, call 800-334-7661 to speak to a ComEd representative. 

Memorial Day Veteran's Activities

Memorial Day is coming and even with the COVID-19 restrictions, there are still some activities to support our veterans...

Poppies Are Coming

The American Legion Auxiliary is preparing for Poppy Days. The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I, to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. Poppies will be offered at a number Palatine locations starting Thursday, May 27 through Saturday, May 29, 2021.

All donations received will be used by the American Legion Family for their programs that support veterans, the military community and their families.

 

Salute, Inc.'s 5K Virtual Run

Salute, Inc., a Palatine based national veteran's assistance organization, is hold there annual Memorial Day Weekend 5K run on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The event, will once again be a virtual run. For more information, go to Salute, Inc.

 
VA Providing COVID -19 Vaccines

The latest from the Veteran's Administration...

 

We’re working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to provide COVID-19 vaccines as quickly and safely as we can. We know you have a lot of questions, and information is changing fast. Please check back often for updates. We’ll continue to update this page as we have new information to offer.

Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA

 

  • If you're a Veteran currently receiving care through VA, we'll ask about your vaccine plans when you sign up. Your local VA health facility may use this information to determine when to contact you once your risk group becomes eligible.

  • If you're a Veteran who isn't receiving care through VA or a spouse, caregiver, or CHAMPVA recipient, sign up to tell us if you want to get a vaccine. If you're eligible, we'll contact you when we have a vaccine for you. At this time, we don't know when that will be.

 

Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Who can now get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA

Basic information about getting your vaccine at VA

Questions you may have about COVID-19 vaccines

More helpful information and resources

 

Who can now get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA?

 

We continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines as quickly and safely as we can. We still have a limited amount of vaccines. So, we continue to follow our phased plan based on VA and CDC COVID-19 risk criteria. Our goal is always to do the most good for the most people.

At this time, we're offering COVID-19 vaccines first to these 2 groups when the Veteran is eligible based on VA and CDC risk criteria:

  • Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care or currently receive care at VA, and

 

These groups are now also eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA when their local VA health facilities are able to offer more vaccines:

  • All Veterans

  • Spouses and surviving spouses of Veterans

  • Caregivers of Veterans. For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran. Caregivers may help a Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing. They may also help a Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation.

 

  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits

  • Which Veterans are eligible for a vaccine?

Here's what you need to know:

  • At this time, we still have a limited amount of vaccines. We’re working to determine how quickly we can begin to offer vaccines to these other groups. This may vary by facility. Some facilities may be able to offer vaccines to these groups now, while others may not.

  • For your continued health and safety during this pandemic, please don't come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.

  • Your employer, pharmacy, health care provider’s office, or local public health officials may offer you a COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to take the first opportunity you have to get a vaccine at the most convenient location for you.

 

How we’ll contact you when we have a COVID-19 vaccine for you

 

Different VA health facilities are at different phases of our plan. Your local facility will contact you when they have a COVID-19 vaccine for you.

Your facility may invite you to a large vaccination event (like a drive-thru clinic). Or they may ask you to schedule a vaccine appointment. You may receive an invite by phone, email, or text message:

  • Text messages will always come from 53079.

  • Emails will always come from a va.gov email address. 

 

To learn about your facility’s current plan, go to the facility’s website. Once you're on the site, go to Health care services, then COVID-19 in the menu.

Find your nearest VA health facility that offers COVID-19 vaccines

Read more about our phased plan 

 
ABOUT US

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 fraternal group of veterans, sons of veterans and those closely related to veterans.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OUR HOME

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.

American Legion Post 690
 

1924

Post Established

1946

Post Building Opened

600+

Membership

1000+

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EVENTS
Current Post 690 Events...
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The Post 690 Family is now offering an opportunity for members and the general public to purchase and donate engraved bricks to be a part of the platform for our recently renovated canon. For more information about how you can become a part of this one time event and donate a brick with individualized engraving, go to Canon Bricks. There you'll find the details and an order form. Only 500 bricks are planned, so don't delay and become a part of this Post 690 memorial.

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American Legion Post 690
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, Illinois
847.359.1606
www.alpost690.us
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DONATE

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.

 

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.

Thank you.

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First Vice Commander Paul Clausell accepts a donation from the Palatine Rotary Club.