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National Commander’s Visit

National Commander Visitation | February 2 – 8, 2022

Paul E. Dillard, National Commander of The American Legion

Paul E. Dillard, National Commander of The American Legion is set to tour the state of Florida February 2 – 8, 2022.

The Commander will arrive at Department Headquarters on Wednesday, February 2 around approximately 1:30PM.

He will then begin his tour starting with Post 347 in Lady Lake, on Wednesday, February 2nd. and ending with Post 152 in Tampa on Tuesday, February 8th.

Please give Commander Dillard a warm welcome to the Sunshine State.

See the complete schedule below. Click here to download a printable version. Schedule is subject to change. Last revision 1/20/2022.





National Commander Visitation Schedule

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location Arrival Departure
Department Headquarters 1:30PM 3:00PM
Post 347, Lady Lake * 6:00PM
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location Arrival Departure
Post 99, Brooksville 9:00AM 10:00AM
Post 186, Springhill 10:15AM 11:15AM
Post 335, Hudson * 11:45AM 1:15PM
Post 79, New Port Richey 1:45PM 2:45PM
Post 46, Tarpon Springs 3:15PM 4:15PM
Post 173, Holiday * 4:30PM 6:00PM
Friday, February 4, 2022
Location Arrival Departure
ALR Riders’ Summit 9:15AM 11:00AM
Post 34, Haines City * 11:35AM 12:50PM
Post 8, Winter Haven 1:10PM 2:10PM
Post 71, Lake Wales 2:40PM 3:40PM
Post 3, Mulberry 4:15PM 5:15PM
Post 72, Mulberry * 5:35PM 7:00PM
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location Arrival Departure
Post 15, Dade City 10:00AM 10:45AM
Post 118, Zephyrhills 11:05AM 11:50AM
Post 4, Lakeland * 12:20PM 1:35PM
Post 26, Plant City 1:55PM 2:40PM
Post 139, Tampa 3:20PM 4:15PM
Post 138, Tampa * 4:30PM 6:16PM
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Location Arrival Departure
Post 104, Pinellas Park 10:00M 11:00AM
Post 252, Seminole 11:15AM 12:00PM
Post 119, Largo * 12:15PM 1:45PM
Post 7, Clearwater 2:00PM 2:45PM
Post 275, Dunedin 3:10PM 4:10PM
Post 238, Safety Harbor * 4:35PM 6:30PM
Monday, February 7, 2022
Location Arrival Departure
Post 305, St. Pete Beach 9:45AM 10:30AM
Post 158, Treasure Island 10:45AM 11:30AM
Post 273, Madeira Beach * 11:45AM 1:15PM
Post 14, St. Petersburg 1:45PM 2:30PM
Post 125, Gulfport 3:00PM 4:00PM
Post 5, Tampa * 4:30PM 6:30PM
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location Arrival Departure
Post 148, Riverview 10:00AM 10:45AM
Post 111, Tampa * 11:30AM 1:00PM
Post 334, Tampa 1:30PM 2:15PM
Post 147, Tampa 2:45PM 3:45PM
Post 152, Tampa * 4:00PM 6:00PM

*Indicates lunch or dinner to be served.

Notes on personal preferences:

National Commander Paul E. Dillard
Main course: beef | Snacks: cookies and chips | Dessert: apple cobbler and ice cream | Beverage: (Social) Jameson Irish Whiskey or Wine, (Dinner) Sweet Tea, (Room) Jameson or Miller Lite | No dietary restrictions | Gift Suggestions: Golf related | Shirt Size: Large | Fundraiser: Veterans & Children’s foundation

Aide to the National Commander, Walter Ivie
Main course: beef | Beverages: Diet 7-up | Shirt Size: Medium