Join in the fun and give LegionQuest – Puzzle Scramble Edition a try, during this year’s Fall Conference! It’s FREE to play and fun to win cool prizes.
Complete your mission and get your choice of one of two Legion Quest prizes, and a chance to win a $50 SHOPPING SPREE in the Florida Flag & Emblem Sales store!
This year’s Puzzle Scramble edition will require you to gather intel from each of our Legion vendors, during The American Legion, Department of Florida Fall Conference. Each vendor you meet will provide you with the missing pieces. Collect all the pieces to solve the puzzle. Your mission will begin at the Neptune Society booth!
Upon completion, report to Department Headquarters HQ. We will evaluate your work upon completion, and reward you accordingly.
It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Past Southern Area Commander, Joseph A.R. Thibault, of West Palm Beach, FL on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the age of 76. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 at Lake Wales Cemetery, use lane 3, 630 US-27, Lake Wales, FL at 2:00 pm
Joseph was a United States Army Vietnam War Veteran and a member of Memorial Post 141, with 33 years of continuous membership.
Joseph served many elected and appointed positions during his impressive career in The American Legion. He served as Post Commander (1997-2003 & 2005-07 & 2013-14); 11th District Commander (2000-01); Southern Area Commander (2003-04), and Department Blood Donor Chairman (2004-05).
Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in time of grief.
Former paratrooper, John Conrath, invites you their show coming to Lauderhill Performing Arts Center this Saturday. Veterans receive free tickets to Pig Floyd’s shows, asking absolutely nothing in return. Please help them spread the word.
“PIG FLOYD” has a dedicated passion to honor all veterans… those in active service, those of you who protected us by your service & sadly, those who unfortunately did not make it home.
In doing so, Pig Floyd proudly gives the veterans tickets at absolutely NO CHARGE! Hoping they will attend and have a great time!!
Pig Floyd is performing at 7:30pm this Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.
Pig Floyd consists of 8 multitalented INCREDIBLE musicians & vocalists & are known for their remarkable performances.
Thank you very much & above all, on behalf of all of “Pig Floyd”, we thank you for your service.
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“It was my honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to nominate Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper for consideration to the Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame. When I heard the news that “Kat” was chosen for induction into the Veteran’s Hall of Fame, I was very happy for her and her family and I know all her many friends in Florida and around America were glad to hear of this event as well!
“Kat” was a pioneer during her service with the U.S. Marine Corps. She was among the first to serve as a woman in combat training. She served with valor and chose to become the first woman to enlist in Combat Operations and helped train Kuwaiti Women Soldiers during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Simply put, “Kat” helped pave the way for other women to serve our nation through her outstanding example of bravery, leadership and dedication.
During her U.S. Marine Corps career, “Kat” earned various awards including: Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, SW Asia Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Military Ribbon, The Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Marine Corps League Distinguished Service Award, State of Florida Governor’s Veteran Award, American Legion Veteran of the Year Award, and many other Awards and Letters of Appreciation.
After a productive career with the U.S. Marine Corps “Kat” dedicated her life to assisting national and state level issues that affect our Veteran population. Starting as a volunteer for the Concerned Veterans of America, she eventually rose to become their Central Florida Field Service Director. As a result of her leadership “Kat” was able to participate at forums held in Washington, DC which helped pave the way for passage of the VA Accountability Act of 2014. As a Veterans Advocate, Kat continues to develop Veterans Clubs in her community and does what is necessary to support local Veterans.
Her induction is a well-deserved reward for a lifetime of work dedicated to protecting America and assisting Veterans and her Community. Her role in protecting and promoting the interests of Florida Veterans is remarkable. Thank you “Kat” for all you do, we appreciate your hard work and countless hours of dedicated service. Enjoy your reward; it is great to see the State of Florida recognize you with this honor.”
September 30, 2019