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

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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  North St. Normal, Illinois 61761  Click here for directions.
chair lift is provided, for second floor access.
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                                                                                   Event for Dec 2022  
​Dec 17 Christmas Party 6:30 at the Ozark House. Spouses and children welcome.

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Many of you have employees, friends, or even family members that are Veterans and may qualify for VA Benefits. Lately, the media has been blasted with claims about Marines in Camp Lejeune, 3M Hearing loss, Burn Pits, and many other illnesses derived from these exposures. Lawyers are NOT needed for these types of claims. A lot of fraud is transpiring in the community.  

Art Rodriguez
309-750-6787
Chairman McLean County Veterans Assistance Commission
Senior Vice Commander District 17 American Legion
AMVETS Life Member

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         Good news for Vets. Oct 1, 2022 more Veterans will be eligible for       benefits. 

                   https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/09/28/tens-of-thousands-more-veterans-will-be-eligible-va-health-care-starting-oct-1.html?ESRC=eb_220929.nl
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Oct 27 was our Early Bird Dinner. Those that paid dues early met at the Ozark House for a wonderful dinner.  Our Commander; Chris Riley made a presentation to Carl Powell for his dedication to the Post as the Post Adjutant. 

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                   Photos by Gary Spurgeon
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Veterans Day 2022 is complete. Our Post 635 Honor Guard had a very busy schedule; Nov 10, 11, 12th.
Thursday: State Farm Corporate for Presentation of the Colors before their Veterans Appreciation Program with around 150 attending. 
Veterans Day we had four Programs.
0830 Presenting the Colors for Chiddix Jr High’s Veterans Day Program.
1015 at the Old Bloomington Courthouse. Ceremonies begin at 11 minutes before 11 a.m., with one round of blank ammunition fired every minute until 11 a.m. signifying the end of WWI.
1330 at Casper Brewing Co dedicating Gold Star Families. One of our Honor Guard members; Butch Ekstam, and his wife Sherry’s son; Joe Ekstam was one remembered here. 
1430 at Mercy Creek Retirement Center to Present Colors for the Volunteer Regiment Band that played for resident Veterans. One of our Buglers is a member; Kirby Reese. 
Friday: 1330 at Luther Oaks Retirement Center Presenting Colors
1830 at Bloomington Center for Performing Arts Presenting Colors for the opening of the Army Field Band.
Busy time, but very fortunate to show the Colors at these events!

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Thursday, Nov 17 Post 635 Honor Guard  presented the Colors at CIRA program for Gold Star Families. One of our Honor Guard members; Butch Ekstam' s  son, Sgt Joseph  Ekstam was was among those honored. Below are photos at that event. Boy Scouts also attended.        Photos curtesy of Gary Spurgeon.