The American Legion Department of Florida
Welcome! We are The American Legion Department of Florida; the Nation’s Oldest, Largest and Most Active Veterans Organization. We pride ourselves in taking care of our Active Duty Service Members as well as Veterans who defended the American way of life in the past. You may not be aware of all that the American Legion does, not only in communities like yours across the state of Florida, but across the country and around world. “How?” you may ask. Well, let’s look a little closer.
The American Legion represents over 2 million members, and there’s strength in our numbers. We fight on Capitol Hill everyday to ensure that out troops not only get the equipment and training they need to fulfill their duties, but also to ensure they are treated properly and receive the benefits they deserve upon returning home. We know what it takes, being prior service members ourselves. You may have heard of the Montgomery G.I. Bill – but did you know that it was penned by The American Legion.
Why Join the Legion?
We’re brothers and sisters in arms. Together, we can make a difference. Your membership provides vital support to veterans services, lobbying efforts, and outreach in local communities. With membership, you get exclusive member discounts, have access to scholarships and programs, and receive 12 issues of American Legion Magazine. And then there’s the camaraderie.learn more
The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. With over 27 different programs, we’ve got you covered from the baseball diamond to our nation’s borders. Additionally, we make a difference not only within our local communities, but nationwide as an organization.learn more
Did You Know?
The American Legion, Department of Florida proudly stands at over 130,000 members with more than 300 Legion Posts across the state. Members rally to support our military and their families in a variety of ways through promoting strong national security, advocating patriotism and honor, mentoring youth, and sponsoring wholesome programs within our communities.learn more
The American Legion hosts its national convention in a different city each year and welcomes to it a large number of attendees. Legionnaires attending the event can take advantage of planned tourism attractions, discounted hotel and travel rates, Legion-sponsored events, read more >
FLORIDA YOUTH WINS ORATORICAL
Geeta Minocha won The American Legion’s Oratorical Contest finals in Indianapolis April 12. (Photo by Lucas Carter) Speaking in front of dozens of people on a topic she was given less than 10 minutes earlier wasn’t nerve-wracking for Geeta Minocha. read more >
2015 SUMMER RAFFLE WINNER RECEIVES CHECK
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brimer for winning $20,000 in our 2015 Sizzlin’ Summer Raffle! They are members of Post 312 in Bradenton, FL. Department Commander, Jim Ramos, and Department NECA, Art Schwabe, presented their winnings at Department Headquarters on read more >
Fisher House Foundation
Commander’s Goal: $50,000
A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There read more >