The American Legion Still Serving America . . . Since 1919
"We call Ourselves Legionnaires" Veterans Serving Veterans
By Warren Post, State Commander, Florida American Legion
As I travel across this wonderful state as Commander of the Florida American Legion this year, I'm surprised at the number of individuals that stop me and ask, 'What is the American Legion?" I hope this will provide the people of Florida with an idea of what we do and how much we give our local communities, our children and youth and our veterans.
The American Legion is the largest veterans' organization with 2.8 million members strong and 144,000 members in Florida and still growing.
When it was evident back in 1919 that young people needed guidance, what organization began sponsoring Boy Scout troops? And, what organization today is the chartering agency for scouting units involving 75,000 boys? The American Legion.
Who drafted the original GI Bill of Rights that helped more young people than ever before attend college and improve the standard of living for generations to come? The American Legion.
I can continue on and on, but let's talk about the Florida American Legion and what we do at the State level:
And there is much more.
Now you know what the American Legion and the American Legion State of Florida is all about.
If you would like more information about the largest veterans' organization, contact your local American Legion Post our check out its Web site at www.floridalegion.org, or e-mail at email@example.com.
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