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
FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETERANS
VA Retail Immunization Care Coordination Program VA and Walgreens are national partners, providing no-cost flu shots to enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system. From August 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, enrolled Veteran patients nationwide have the option of getting their flu read more >
8th District Visits to Bay Pines Fisher House
District 8 Commander Dennis Walsh, Vice Commander Pat Stiles, District Service Officer Larry Roberts along with twenty-seven Legionnaires from Post 69 in Avon Park visited the Bay Pines Fisher House on December 6th. The trip was a great success! read more >
Fisher House Foundation
Commander’s Goal: $50,000 (Current funds raised $35,253)
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 >