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Poppy Time Is Here

The American Legion Post 690 Family will be offering poppies beginning May 26th through May 29th, 2022. Post 690 members will be out and about the Palatine area providing poppies and accepting donations. All donations received will be used by the American Legion Family for their programs that support veterans, the military community and their families. There's more information at Poppy Days.

2022 Memorial Day Activities Announced

The American Legion Post 690 is sponsoring a Memorial Day Parade and other related activities on Monday, May 30th, 2022 beginning at 10:00 am with a service at Hillside Cemetery on Smith Street in Palatine. Below is a summary of the events on May 30th:


  • Hillside Cemetery, 300 block of N. Smith Street., Palatine, ceremony at 10:00 am.

  • The parade will start at 10:15 am at Cornell Avenue and Smith Street. The route will be north on Smith Street, east on Robertson Street, south on Brockway Street and then east on Wood Street to the Veterans Memorial in Community Park.


  • Following the parade at 11:00 am there will be a short program at the Veterans Memorial in Community Park at Wood Street and Northwest Highway.


  • Additionally, short ceremonies will be conducted at the Legion Memorial in Towne Square, 150 W. Palatine Road, and Union Cemetery, 72 S. Greeley Street, beginning at 12:15 pm. All are invited to the American Legion across the street from Towne Square following the ceremonies.


The parade will include color guards of the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion. Contingents from the Palatine Police and Fire Departments as well as community leaders and a number of youth groups will also participate. The William Fremd High School Marching Band will be performing the National Anthem and other patriotic music during the parade and throughout the rest of the program.


Groups who would like to participate in the parade are asked to call the American Legion at 847-359-1606 after 1:00 pm on any day and leave their name, email and phone number. A member of the parade committee will contact them and fill them in on the arrangements.


School Medal Awards

The American Legion Post 690 will be presenting School Medal Awards to two graduating eighth grade students each from Carl Sandberg Junior High, Immanuel Lutheran School, Plum Grove Junior High, Quest Academy, St. Theresa School, St. Thomas School, Walter Sundling Junior High School and Winston Campus Junior High. The awards recognize selected students demonstrating the highest qualities of citizenship, honor, courage, scholarship, leadership and service from each of the above schools. Post 690 is proud to once again be a part of this annual program during graduation ceremonies.

Memorial Day Discount

We have been notified that Advanced Auto and Truck Repair, 300 W. Colfax St., Palatine, is offering a Memorial Day discount of 15% ($100 maximum) for any repair or service to all first responders, active military and military veterans. The offer is good until 6/3/2022. Contact them at 847-776-3566.


Flags For Sale

If you are in need of a flag, stop by the American Legion Post 690 and pick one up. We have 3'X4' flags for $20.00 each. Flag poles and mounting hardware are also available for $10.00. We also have a ready to retire flag disposal box just outside the front door. Please feel free to use it for your worn flags.

If you are interested, here is an interesting page on Flag Etiquette.

Are You a Veteran in Crisis?
The Veterans Crisis Line is available for all veterans experiencing a personal crisis. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All conversations are confidential. If you are a veteran in need of help, contact the Veterans Crisis Line by telephoning 800-273-8255 then select 1 or 800-799-4889 for a TTY connection. You can also text 838255.
Honor Guard Member Request
We are in need of more American Legion, SAL or Auxiliary members to join the Post 690 Honor Guard. The honor guard represents Post 690 in parades, national holidays, funerals and other events. If you would like to become a member of the Post 690 Honor Guard, please fill out the Contact form below and we will contact you. Your assistance is needed and appreciated by all. 
Veteran Discounts

For a list of companies offering discounts and resources for veterans and active duty personnel go to VAantage Point. There is also another organization that offers many discounts and specials for veterans through a very reasonable monthly/annual subscription--Veterans Advantage. Check them out and see if they don't have something for you.


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.

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.

Current  Legion Post 690 Officers

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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 (SAL) is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in the Sons of the American Legion.

Current SAL Post 690 Officers

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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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American Legion Post 690

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.


​​​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 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 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.



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The American Legion Post 690 Auxiliary will host the first of 10 regular BINGO games beginning September 11, 2021. Additional games will be held the second Saturday of every month through June 2022. For more information go to BINGO.

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American Legion Post 690
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, Illinois
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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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Commander Paul Clausell accepts a donation from the Palatine Rotary Club.