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Department of Florida

From the Chairman

Les Martin, Children & Youth Chair

I want to thank Commander Rick Johnson for his appointment to be the Chair of the Children & Youth Commission. My plans are to work diligently on this program and to bring as much information regarding the Commission as possible to all members of the Florida American Legion. Currently, I plan to attend at least one of the District Meetings for each of the Districts within our State. I am anxious to meet all our District and Area Commanders and to see how I can help them to promote the Children & Youth programs within their Districts and Posts.

We have plans to heavily promote our two fund raising activities, the Annual Children and Youth Picnic, (to be held on April 4, 2020 at Post 1 in Titusville) and the annual Golf Tournament. We are also accepting donations to the Children & Youth program from Posts and individuals. Please make checks out to “The American Legion, Department of Florida” note “Children & Youth” in the memo and send to Department Headquarters:

The American Legion, Department of Florida
Programs: C&Y
PO Box 547859
Orlando, FL 32854


If you have any questions or need assistance with your Post’s or District’s Children & Youth Programs, please feel free to contact me at cy@legionmail.org or call me at 941-201-7293.

Les Martin
Children & Youth Chair
cy@legionmail.org