The American Legion Department of Florida

The American Legion Department of Florida

1912 A Lee Rd, Orlando (FL), 32810, United States

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(407) 295-2631

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TU 08:00 – 16:30 SU closed
WE 08:00 – 16:30
TH 08:00 – 16:30
FR 08:00 – 16:30
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The Nation's Largest Veterans' Organization

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Mission The American Legion is the Nation’s largest veterans organization, having served our Nation, her military and their families during times of war and peace since 1919. As a congressionally chartered veterans organization, we understand the needs of our service members in a world that is ever changing – politically, socially and economically. With more than 2 million members on a National level, and over 130,000 members in Florida, The American Legion represents a powerful voice on Capitol Hill. We ensure the men and women of the armed forces receive the benefits, medical care and education they earned and deserve.

Join the fight for America’s future and support those who fought to defend us.
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The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service-members and veterans.

In contrast to other veterans organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation’s grass roots and the people we serve. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs; it continues to educate youths on the importance of sportsmanship and develops the quality of our country’s citizenship. The Heroes to Hometowns program is the only nationwide reintegration assistance service for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, millions of dollars in donations have been given to fellow veterans and their families in times of grief, and various scholarship opportunities ensure the future success of our youth.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

Founded 1919
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