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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WWII Veterans Wanted

Do you know a WWII Veteran who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944? Honor Flight South Florida was recently contacted by one of its partners to invite WWII Veterans to go on a very special flight to read more >

82nd Airborne Vietnam Era Vet Escorted Home

The 12th District was greatly honored when Congressman Bill Posey reached out for their assistance welcoming home a deceased 82nd Airborne Vietnam Era veteran. 12 members of the 12th District, throughout 4 posts,  volunteered to join the Army Honor Guard, 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 >