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Press Release 04-12-2015 For Immediate Release
The Genoa American Legion Post 337 is holding an Illinois Tornado Victims Disaster Relief Drive.
Any useful items can be dropped off at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 South Washington Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135.
Call 815-784-5967 to be sure someone is there for unloading.
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The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition
This once in a lifetime 150th Anniversary Commemoration will begin on April 14, 2015 in Washington D. C. The original Funeral Train traveled 1684 miles, made 12 Funeral Stops. This one will arrive in Springfield, Illinois on May 2, 2015 and, from May 2 - 3, 2015, conclude the commemoration with a two-day historic re-enactment of the 1865 memorial procession and ceremony for President Abraham Lincoln.
The re-creation of the historic Lincoln Funeral Train - "Steam Engine", and its route from Washington D.C. to Springfield, IL. (1684) Miles is an undertaking of historic proportions in and of itself.
The re-creation of the historic Lincoln Funeral Train Coach - "Pullman Rail Road Coach", and its route from Chicago Illinois to Washington D.C. to Springfield, IL is also an undertaking of historic proportions in and of itself.
The re-creation of the historic Lincoln's Casket, and its creation in Washington D.C. is an undertaking of monumental proportions as well.
The 36 star flags donated by Annin for use during the 2015 event have arrived!!
The Lincoln Funeral Re-enactment will begin on April 14, 2015 in Ford's Theater Washinton D.C., and feature scholarly symposiums, poetry, visual arts and musical performances throughout the month, culminating with the re-enactment of the original 1865 funeral on May 2-3, 2015.
Organizers have been contacted by re-enactors from all over the country asking to participate, and have been engaged in creating symposia that will include Lincoln scholars.
"One of the most important aspects of all this is that it is educational," Spindell said.
A Springfield School District history teacher is creating a curriculum that may be used to involve schoolchildren in the events.
The original carriage belonging to Illinois Gov. Richard Oglesby likely will be used in the funeral procession, Spindell said.
Joel Iskowitz, a stamp, coin and medal designer who designed the reverse of one of the four 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial pennies and two quarters (Arizona and the District of Columbia), has agreed to design a special item to be presented at the opening ceremony, she added.The Illinois Symphony Orchestra also has been lined up to perform two concerts - one in Bloomington and the other May 2, 2015, at Sangamon Auditorium.
For more info, please visit
The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition
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The American Legion's online store
The "Women Proudly Served" Dog Tag Tack
Item Number: 815.702
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The Legionnaire Insurance Trust is pleased to announce that online enrollment is now available for the LegionCare No Cost Accidental Death benefit. Please be sure to help spread the word about this one-of-a-kind benefit offered exclusively to Legionnaires.
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Retirement Planner: Special Extra Earnings For Military Service
Source: Social Security Administration
Since 1957, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you paid Social Security taxes on those earnings. Since 1988, inactive duty service in the Armed Forces reserves (such as weekend drills) has also been covered by Social Security.
Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for your military service from 1957 through 2001 can be credited to your record for Social Security purposes. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.
Special extra earnings credits are granted for periods of active duty or active duty for training. Special extra earnings credits are not granted for inactive duty training.
If your active military service occurred
From 1957 through 1967, we will add the extra credits to your record when you apply for Social Security benefits.
From 1968 through 2001, you do not need to do anything to receive these extra credits. The credits were automatically added to your record.
After 2001, there are no special extra earnings credits for military service.
Note: In January 2002, Public Law 107-117, the Defense Appropriations Act, stopped the special extra earnings that have been credited to military service personnel. Military service in calendar year 2002 and future years no longer qualifies for these special extra earnings credits
How You Get Credit For Special Extra Earnings
The information that follows applies only to active duty military service earnings from 1957 through 2001. Here's how the special extra earnings are credited on your record:
Service in 1957 Through 1977
You are credited with $300 in additional earnings for each calendar quarter in which you received active duty basic pay.
Service in 1978 through 2001
For every $300 in active duty basic pay, you are credited with an additional $100 in earnings up to a maximum of $1,200 a year. If you enlisted after September 7, 1980, and didn't complete at least 24 months of active duty or your full tour, you may not be able to receive the additional earnings.
Check with Social Security for details.
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