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
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)
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 >