American Legion  Carl S. Martin Post 635 
108 ½ North Street  
 Normal, Il. 

Mail to:
PO Box 402,  Normal, IL. 61761-0402

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About Post 635 Carl S. Martin
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Congress chartered the American Legion in 1919 as a patriotic veterans’ organization. It
has become the nation’s largest veterans’ service organization and sponsors youth
programs in local communities, advocates patriotism and honor, promotes a strong
national security, and serves both active military members and veterans. Among the best
known activities of the Legion are a youth baseball league which began in 1926 and
legislative lobbying.

The Legion has 14,000 posts worldwide. These posts are organized into 55 departments:
one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the

The Illinois Department currently has about 100,000 members in over 800 local Posts.
These Posts are organized into Divisions, Districts and Counties. The State Headquarters
is located in Bloomington with additional offices in Chicago. 
Ever notice the mural on our back outside wall? It was painted by local artist Dave Burnison. He also put together in a PDF file his story of how he put it together. 26 pages. Too much to post here. The entire story is available at the Post. Thanks go to one of our long-time members, Jim Armstrong, who started the project by getting Dave to paint the mural.