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About Gifts to the Yanks

The GIFTS TO THE YANKS WHO GAVE program was instituted in 1944 to remember our hospitalized War Veterans. The American Legion, Department of Illinois, has maintained this worthy program continuously since it's inception by distributing gifts annyally to each of our veteran patients at all of the V.A. Hospital and extended care units throughout Illinois. The GIFTS TO THE YANKS program has had the countinuous support and cooperation of our American Legion Posts and Auxiliary Units, the S.A.L/, 40/8, 8/40 as well as receiving private contributions from individuals, businesses and other veteran organizations.