Legion, Soldier’s Wish headed to Chicago

The American Legion and Soldier’s Wish will be in Chicago July 20 for their fifth Salute and Serve Our Nation’s Heroes event together. The two organizations will have a tent set up next to HISTORY’s 80-foot Cross-Country Cookout Smoker and Grill from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time at North Avenue Beach Parking Lot on West LaSalle Drive.

American Legion and Soldier’s Wish representatives will be on site to speak about their relationship and mission, which is to grant wishes to those who have honorably served their country. They will also pass out informational material and take nominations for wishes to be granted to veterans and active-duty servicemembers. American Legion staff members will answer questions about the Legion and explain the benefits of joining the nation’s largest war-time veterans organization.

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The American Legion and Soldier’s Wish have been traveling this summer with HISTORY’s Cross-Country Cookout to high-profile areas to Salute and Serve Our Nation’s Heroes. Upcoming events include Oshkosh (Wis.) Airventure, July 29–31, and Sturgis (S.D.) Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 4-6.