Department of Florida

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.

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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

Veterans town hall scheduled at the Lee County Healthcare Center on April 12 March 23, 2017 BAY PINES, FL. – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a Veterans town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 12 from 4:00 read more >

Stop HB 1375 / SB 1374 – Act Now!

Dear Legionnaires: I was extremely dismayed to learn that the HB 1375 / SB 1374 would demolish our highly successful specialty plate program, which includes our Florida Legion specialty plate. If this legislation passes, the Florida Legion specialty plate, and read more >

Children’s Organ Transplant Association
Commander’s Goal: $50,000 (Current funds raised $42,689.16)
85%% Complete (success)

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps U.S. transplant families avoid financial ruin. Transplant procedure costs range from $100,000 to more than $800,000. Once the transplant is complete, families face significant transplant-related expenses, including medication; transportation to and from the read more >