American Legion 
Carl S. Martin  Post 635  Normal, Il. 
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108 ½ North Street / PO Box 402,  61761-0402
Phone: 309-452-1671
Email: info@post635.com

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Monthly Meeting Schedule
Monthly meetings of the American Legion are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, at 7:00 pm in the American Legion Building (Entrance next to the Garlic Press) 108 1/2 W. North St. Normal, Illinois 61761  Click here for directions.
chair lift is provided, for second floor access.
News & Events     

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Attention Members:  Please email us your email address so we can keep you updated this way. We can save a lot of money by reducing the number of letters sent via USPO.   Our email address is:  info@post635.com

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Your Post 635 Officers for 2020/21                  
Commander: Chris Riley                 
Sr Vice Commander: Floyd Apers                         
Jr Vice Commander: 
Adjutant: Jerry Vogler                               
Finance Officer: 

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++++++++American Legion offers help after emergencies++++++++++

As a member in good standing, you are eligible to receive immediate money for expenses after a tornado, fire, etc. This will be $3000 in 2017. So please make sure your dues are paid before 31 Dec. 
​Details on the National American Legion site:
http://www.legion.org/emergency   
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                                    AWARD FOR SERVING VETERANS
​                                                                   Jerry Vogler
FOR YOUR YEARS OF HELPING VETERANS ON A DAILY BASIS AS MCLEAN COUNTY VOC OFFICER, PUBLISHING “THE VETERANS CORNER” IN THE PANTAGRAPH, AND MANY YEARS AS OUR POST 635 ADJUTANT; YOU ARE RECOGNISED AS AN OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE IN SO MANY WAYS.
CHRIS RILEY, COMMANDER, POST 635, NORMAL, ILLINOIS






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                             ​         Recognition and Dedication to:

                                           ​        Jerry Monical

Post 635 Honor Guard made a special presentation to Jerry for his more than 11 years as Post 635 Honor Guard Commander. 
As the plaque mentioned, Jerry Commanded over 1000 Military Funerals for Veterans. Jerry has "retired" as Honor Guard Commander, but will continue with the Honor Guard. 
Our new Honor Guard Commander; Mike Scott, and member Butch Ekstam presented Jerry with the plaque.
Congratulations to Jerry for all the hard work and for his long time dedication.







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During the outbreak of the virus, many deceased Veterans did not receive a proper Military Funeral. Aug 29, 2020 a special dedication was held for those Veterans organized by Misty and her crew at Evergreen Cemetery, Bloomington, IL. 
A flag was folded, and then 12 Flags were presented to the next of kin. Below are photos from that event. Thanks to Robert Handley for the photos.









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To link to our Facebook page, go to: www.facebook.com/post635

To link to our Instagram account, go to: @americanlegionpost635

Any member will be able to post messages, pictures, and videos so that others can see. Greg Struve maintains the web page: www.post635.com 
If you have something for the good of the Legion, and are not a social media guru, let Greg know and he will post it. Send it to:  
info@post635.com 
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​Good news for Veterans that could not join the American Legion because they were not on active duty during certain periods. 
That has changed. The U.S. House passed the bipartisan LEGION Act on Tuesday, extending the recognized wartime era back to Dec. 7, 1941.
Please go here for details:

https://www.legion.org/legislative/246451/congress-approves-legion-act?fbclid=IwAR0tnVUiSn6MI_idkwa_UH0s8pmbshrBh5LZJmV-8c3lAZHGQjdBJ2adtjo#.XThuQmftoOw.facebook

                                            Photos of Post 635
​Don't forget to ask for a Military Discount when shopping at Lowe's and Home Depot. You must register at Lowe's. Show your DD-214 or VA photo ID, they will place you in the system.  
Home Depot will ask for DD-214 or VA photo ID. Easy 10% discount at both stores.
Logan's Steak House has certain days they give Veteran Discount
Anytime you shop, go to a restaurant, or at a business...ask for a Military Discount. You might be surprised.
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VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
(330 ILCS 30/) Viet Nam Veterans Compensation Act.
  (330 ILCS 30/1) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.51) 
  Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Viet Nam Veterans Compensation Act. 
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3131.)

  (330 ILCS 30/2) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 57.52) 
  Sec. 2. Every person who has served on active duty with the armed forces of the United States on or after January 1, 1961 and prior to such time as Congress declares such persons ineligible for the Viet Nam Service Medal is entitled to receive compensation of $100 for such service if (a) he had been a resident of the State of Illinois for at least 12 months immediately preceding the time he entered such service, (b) he is still in active service, is honorably separated or discharged from such service, has been furloughed to a reserve or has been retired, and (c) he has received the Viet Nam Service Medal. Service in the merchant marine is not service in the armed forces for purposes of this Act. 
  No payment may be made under this Section to any person who, though in such service, did civilian work at civilian pay or who has received from another State a bonus or compensation of like nature so provided by this Act. 
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3131.)
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