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Legion Seeks Donations For Sailor Holiday DinnerFree Access

American Legion Post 690 family is seeking donations for their Adopt-A-Sailor dinner, to be held on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24 when sailors from Great Lakes Naval Station will come to the American Legion hall for Thanksgiving dinner.

“This year, we are once again opening the American Legion on Thanksgiving Day to those that are actively serving our country,” said Sue Hallsten, project chair. “With Great Lakes Naval Station being so close, we are bringing a bus load of recruits to the Legion and providing them with a day of thanks.”

As part of Adopt-A-Sailor, the American Legion family is asking the community to help financially support this dinner. Checks made payable to the American Legion with a notation of Adopt-A-Sailor can be sent to the American Legion Attention: Adopt-A-Sailor, 122 W. Palatine Rd., Palatine, IL, 60067. Donations can also be made online through PayPal using the Donate button at All donations will receive a letter for tax deductions.

Since these sailors will not be able to enjoy the holiday with their families, the Legion will be providing dinner, a day of activities and the ability to call home for however long they desire. “It is our goal to provide to these young men and women a memory that will stay with them their entire life,” Hallsten said.



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