Post seeks vets to help honor Cold War victims

Updated 9/27/2021 8:53 PM

The Lake Zurich American Post 964 is looking for any and all veterans who have served in the military since Dec. 7, 1941, to the present. Especially those living in the 60047, 60010 ZIP codes.

This post supports Scouting organizations, school events, veterans in nursing homes, etc.


In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, former President Trump signed a bill July 30, 2019, that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.

The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. service members who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war. This period was known as the Cold War.

The Legion Act also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible. The large pool of veterans now eligible for The American Legion will also open their family members to eligibility in The Sons of the Legion and American Legion Auxiliary.

Our next Legion Post meeting is Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. for those who remember. The Legion is located at 51 Lions Dr., Lake Zurich, directly behind the Lake Zurich village hall. All veterans are welcome to attend. Just bring your DD214 to show proof of service.

Richard Johnson, Past Commander, Post 964

Lake Zurich

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