The American Legion is the nation’s largest and most influential network of U.S. wartime veterans, families and communities. From budget hearings to baseball diamonds, combat outposts to children’s hospitals, the Legion has something for everyone under its four pillars of service:
• Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
• National Security
• Children & Youth
With nearly 2.5 million members and 14,000 community posts, approximately 300 in the state of Florida alone, The American Legion is truly a grassroots organization, guided by resolutions that begin with local Legionnaires and are advanced to the state and national levels. From there, American Legion resolutions help shape U.S. policy on many fronts, including veterans health care, national security, foreign affairs and the economy.
The American Legion brought into existence the modern VA, the GI Bill, and dozens of healthcare benefits. It helped build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Legion is a national leader in military-to-civilian transition assistance and homefront support for our troops.
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The Florida American Legion, with more than 130,000 members and 300 Posts throughout the state, supports our military and their families in a variety of ways. In 2012, the Florida American Legion:
• Provided over 90,000 Community Service Hours in support of veterans and their families
• Contributed over 30,000 volunteer hours and $240,000 in aid to more than 5,000 veterans and wounded warriors in the VA system
• Sponsored 330 students for the Florida Boys State youth leadership program at a cost of more than $135,000
• Collected more than 2,500 pints of blood for the Red Cross
• Sponsored 950 Boy Scouts and contibuted over $43,000 in donations
• More than 4,500 Legion Rider participants rode 1,650,170 miles and collected over $326,000 in support of veteran support programs
• Donated more than $303,000 to the Children and Youth Fund
• Awarded 1,400 School Medals, 552 JROTC Medals and over $77,000 in scholarships
• And much, much more!
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Chances are we all know a veteran or active duty military member. Maybe it's Grandpa Joe, or Grandma Josphine, maybe it's Uncle Ralphie, or John, the boy from next door. Maybe it's your own son or daughter. Perhaps it's you.
No one does more for American service men and women or veterans than The American Legion. We ensure that our active duty military gets the proper equipment and training they need to conduct effective missions. We ensure that our men and women of the armed forces past, present and future get the square deal they've earned, whether it is medical care, education & housing benefits and so much more. We do this through lobbying on "The Hill". The American Legion Members have strength in numbers. Numbers that are upwards of 3,000,000. That's a loud voice, a voice that demands what's right for our veterans and military. If you are an eligible war era veteran Join The Legion. For just $30 a year, there is no better way to impact a veterans life, and let your voice be heard.
Many of us Support Our Troops but aren't eligible for membership in The American Legion, but don't worry, you can still get involved, help our veterans and military and have your voice be heard. The American Legion Department of Florida is proud to present Project: Homefront. Through volunteerism and donation you can still make a difference. You can aid veterans suffering from PTSD. You can help end the suffering of a homeless veteran, you can ensure the family of a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine or Coast Guardsman can keep their lights on and keep food on the table while they are serving our country overseas. Join Project: Homefront today. It's 100% FREE!!
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. The American Legion spearheaded the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of the 1940's and again revisited the issues creating the new Post-911 G.I. Bill as well. The Department of Veterans Affairs was also created by The American Legion.
Donate money to the American Legion Department of Florida. We are in a unique situation as a nonprofit organization, in that we are membership driven. Our membership dues cover our staffing, marketing & administrative needs. When you donate money to The American Legion Department of Florida 100% of your donation is applied to the program you choose. We also provide complete transparency.
You can Support Our Troops, Our Veterans and Their Families with piece of mind when you donate to The American Legion Department of Florida
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We Support Our Troops! Are you a red-blooded American? Do you love your country? Are you proud of the young men and women who selflessly answer our nation's call to arms? We are too. As the Nation's Oldest & Largest Veterans' Organization, the American Legion is committed to serving our nation's heroes. Past, Present and Future. Wether you served in uniform or not, the American Legion is a great way for you to actively be involved with our communities, our military, our veterans & their families.
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The American Legion Department of Florida is a network of Veterans. We have walked a mile in your shoes, and we know how to navigate through the sometimes daunting maze that can be the VA. Membership in our organization has many benefits, from practical, money-saving discounts to VA benefit assistance & a voice on Capitol Hill. Join Post 208 Today.
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