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Springfield Post #32, The American Legion 1120 Sangamon Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62702-1853

www.springfieldamericanlegion.com            spfldpost32@sbcglobal.net

81st Annual National American Legion Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln February 11 & 12, 2015

The 81st Annual National American Legion Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln will be held in Springfield, Illinois, on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Springfield Post #32, Auxiliary Unit #32 and Sons of The American Legion Squadron #32 extend a most cordial invitation to you to attend and participate.

National Commander Michael Helm, National President Janet Jefford, SAL National Commander Mike Moss , our Illinois Department Commander Hank Robards, our Department President Ann Flanagan and our Detachment Commander John Jarosz, Jr. , will be attending and participating in the activities. Additionally, many other Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and state and local dignitaries will be in attendance to honor President Abraham Lincoln on this very special day.

The Commemoration begins on Wednesday evening, February 11, 2015, from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. with an Open House at Springfield Post #32, 1120 Sangamon Avenue, Springfield. A FREE shuttle will run continuously between the Hilton Hotel and Post 32 from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Dinner service will be available at the Mess Hall Restaurant located inside Post 32, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. To place Wednesday evening dinner reservations phone 217/523-3415 to reach the Mess Hall Restaurant. We will have plenty of fun, refreshments and a chance to renew old acquaintances and make new ones. The National and Department Officers will be at the Open House to greet everyone.

The headquarters hotel is the Hilton Springfield, 700 East Adams Street, in downtown Springfield. Room rates are $95.00 per night, single or double occupancy, and the rate includes parking. You may call your reservation in to 1-800-HILTONS (1/800-445-8667), but please ensure you mention Group Code "AL29" for the American Legion Lincoln Day Pilgrimage to receive this special rate. You may also reserve your room over the internet at www.springfieldil.hilton.com. Use the group code of "AL29". All hotel reservations must be received by January 19, 2015

The following program has been planned for Thursday, February 12, 2015:

8:00 a.m. American Legion Auxiliary breakfast honoring National President Janet Jefford, Capitol Room Hilton, Springfield.

8:30 a.m. American Legion breakfast honoring National Commander Michael Helm, Prairie Room Hilton, Springfield.

10:00 a.m. Pilgrimage departs Hilton Springfield for journey to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb.

10:30 a.m. Ceremonies and wreath placing from inside Mr. Lincoln's Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.

12:30 p.m. Lincoln Commemoration Luncheon with Distinguished Guests and National Commander Michael Helm as the keynote speaker. Hilton ballroom.


Breakfast tickets are $20.00 each, and luncheon tickets are $30.00 each with tax and tip included. Please specify when ordering breakfast tickets if they are for the Legion or Auxiliary breakfast. Luncheon tables of eight (8) will be assigned and may be reserved by sending your check for $240.00 to the below listed address. If you are from Illinois, please indicate your Illinois District number on all luncheon reservations. Checks should be made out to Springfield Post #32, The American Legion. Tickets, reservations and further information please write to: American Legion Lincoln Day Pilgrimage, ATTN: Phil Drum, Ticket Chairman, 1120 Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62702-1853. Phone 217/523-3415. Post 32 e-mail is spfldpost32@sbcglobal.net SPECIAL NOTICE: All meal checks and/or reservations must be received or canceled by February 4, 2015. No refunds can be made after that date. Please make your plans and reservations early, as we may not be able to seat you if you do not order your meal tickets early.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to be with us to honor our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, on his birthday in his "Hometown", and that you make time to visit the beautiful Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, which is only three short blocks from the Hilton Springfield. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum will be offering their Group Rate to our attendees by merely showing your membership card on Feb 10, 11, 12, 2015.


Tony Libri
General Chairman




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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 20, 2014) -- The head of the nation's largest veterans service organization today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting politics above national security if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to any many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order.

"At a time when ISIS, al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are killing innocent Americans, it makes no sense to let our guard down and send a message that the United States is an open, soft target," American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm said. "A message was sent during the recent elections, and it clearly wasn't that Americans want amnesty. The American Legion urges the president in the strongest possible terms to put our security, and our citizens' interests and wishes, ahead of providing amnesty for millions of immigrants here illegally."

Helm - who is on a Far East tour that includes Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines - was just as adamant in stating that The American Legion fully supports legal immigration. "The United States has benefited enormously from citizens who have obeyed the law in the journey to becoming Americans," he said. "There have been many prominent Legionnaires who legally migrated from other countries, including one of my recent predecessors, Fang Wong. I just visited with a new American citizen who is the wife of an American government official working in Laos. Her first husband was killed by communists in a re-education camp. She is one of the most patriotic Americans that I have met. My sister-in-law is a U.S. citizen from Panama.

"These patriotic Americans help make our country great. One common characteristic is that they have earned their citizenship the legal way. In fact, we have reached out to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to offer our help in bringing immigrants to full citizenship. Rewarding illegal immigration is a slap in the face to those who have obeyed the law and patiently went through the process."






 

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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. LegionCare provides all Legionnaires with:

  • $5,000 in Accidental Death Coverage for covered accidents that occur if you are traveling on official Legion business.

  • $1,000 for all other covered accidents.

  • 24/7 protection that covers Legionnaires at home, at work and while they are travelling away from home available for all Legionnaires in your Department.

To learn more or to sign up, please visit http://www.thelit.com/no-cost-legioncare.




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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