Memorial Day 2018 Parade Setup Information

The American Legion Post 690 is once again working to coordinate the Monday, May 28th Memorial Day Parade. Please contact us via email ( if you would like to be included in the lineup for this year. There is no formal application, we just need your entry name, phone and email.

Here are the details:

  • The assembly area is on Eric Drive and Cornell Avenue, just east of the Post Office.
  • Marching band lines up on Smith St. at Cornell in front of the cemetery.
  • The parade kicks off at 10:15. Please be there at 9:15.
  • There is no parking available and only vehicles in the parade will be allowed in the main staging area (see map below). Please drop off parade participants at Eric and Cornell.
  • No handing out of candy or other items during this parade
  • There will be parade marshals at staging to assist you in locating line-up assignment
  • Parade route is – from Cornell, north on Smith, east on Robertson, south on Brockway and east on Wood St. to the Veterans Memorial in Community Park on Wood St at NW Hwy.
  • Water and bathrooms are NOT available at staging, so please plan accordingly
  • Persons picking up parade participants can park in the lots at the Community Center or in Community Park at the end of the parade route.

Prior to the parade, at 10:00 AM, there is a short ceremony at Hillside Cemetery and all are invited to attend. After the parade, at 11 AM, there is a memorial ceremony at Community Park. Once again, all are invited to attend.

Thank you for your participation and please let us know if you have any questions. Final details will be sent the week prior to the parade.  We look forward to your participation this year!


Sue & Brenda
Parade Chairs

Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night Double Feature
Pajama Party!!
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Friday January 5th at 7:30pm Upstairs in the Hall!


Kids – Bring your Blankets and Pillows!!

The Bar will be open for the parents!!

Free Popcorn,  Raffle Prizes!!

Legion Bingo Night

The Palatine American Legion Auxiliary Post 690 is hosting a bingo night on Saturday, November 15th which is open to the public from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the American Legion Hall 122 West Palatine Road in Palatine to raise funds for Legion Family Charities.

“We will be playing bingo from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM with an early bird game at 6:30 PM,” said Lisa Wente, project chair.  “The doors will open at 6:00 PM.  Come on out and see if you can cash in as well as support our charities.”

During bingo the auxiliary will have food and snacks available.  A full service bar will be open upstairs for the bingo night and another full service bar will be open downstairs in the clubroom.

“We are always looking for new members for the American Legion Auxiliary,” said Wente.  “If you are interested in supporting those individuals who have defended our country then the Auxiliary is the organization for you.  If you have any questions on the American Legion Auxiliary or any of our activities call us at 847-359-1606.”

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has almost one million members in nearly 10,500 units. The Auxiliary administers volunteer programs for veterans as well as within the community and is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization.  Through units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary raises money to support its own programs as well as other worthwhile charities.

The Palatine Auxiliary holds their monthly general meeting on the second Thursday of the month except in July and August at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine.  For further information on The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 690, any of their sponsored events or for membership write to the American Legion Auxiliary, 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067, call them at 847-359-1606 or visit