The AMVETS Organization
is the fourth largest Congressionally chartered Veterans Organization;
it began in 1944 and was originally formed to help WW II Veterans. Illinois AMVETS was founded one year later in 1945, and has since grown to be one of the largest AMVETS departments.
With approximately 12,000 members and just over 100 Posts, Illinois AMVETS has been at the forefront of community and veterans' service for the State of Illinois. With the AMVETS organizations' open door policy to any veteran who is Honorably Discharged, we hope to continue to grow and provide service for the veterans and their surrounding communities.