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Florida Legion College
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National Convention – Baltimore, MD
August 28 – September 3, 2015Learn More

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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National Convention

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 >


Governor Rick Scott has declared the following counties under a State of Emergency: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Dixie, and Taylor. Several storm systems have moved throughout the area that have caused significant damage. Legionnaires who live in the above counties are eligible read more >


The CVSOA Introductory Course on Veteran Benefits will be held October 3-4, 2015 at the Hilton Resort in Cocoa Beach, FL. Please note this is the last time the course will be held in Cocoa Beach for at least the read more >

Fisher House Foundation
Commander’s Goal: $50,000
1%% Complete (success)

FH_logoA 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 >