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May 25, 2020 Information Update

We had our Executive Officer and Membership meeting Wednesday May 20, 2020. We discussed a few things that had to be done including the way the election was going to be done. One of the recommendations from the Department was if there were no challengers for an office we could leave the board in place as is until the next Election year 2021. Without a definite date when we can open, this is the option that we took. The Executive Board will remain the same for the 2020-2021 Year.

Ed Mitchell


For God and Country 



May 18, 2020   Sons of the American Legion Meeting Notice

We are having a S.A.L Membership meeting May 27, 2020 at 6:30.

For God and Country,
Mike Nigbor, Commander


To all Department of Florida American Legion Family Members,

I hope this email finds you all in good health and safe during these hectic times we find ourselves in. As the Governor has made an announcement to slowly start transitioning back to what will probably be a new economic reality. A lot of questions are being asked about what the various Executive Orders issued by the Governor actually mean for our Posts.

I wish I had better news for you but unfortunately, our Post homes and Social Quarters are not going to be opening in Phase One of the Governors plan.

Today, our Department Judge Advocate Team issued a letter signed by the Department Judge Advocate which you can download in its entirety by clicking on the letter below which clearly explains what is permissible under Phase one of the Governor's Executive Order 20-112, which is also attached to the Judge Advocate's letter.

This letter was sent earlier to all Department of Florida American Legion Leadership but in the Department Commander's effort of transparency I wanted to have this disseminated to all members.

To be clear, each Post is responsible for their own activities and is, as you all know autonomous.

As the Judge Advocate states in his letter, there are no Posts or Social Quarters we are aware of that have a Restaurant License or Commercial Liquor License that would qualify them to open under Phase One.

Please read the letter carefully and direct any questions you might have to your Post leadership who in turn will route them through the chain of command to the Department Judge Advocate.

Please be safe and continue to take care of yourselves, your families and thank you for what you do for our veterans, their families and your service to our great organization.

For God and Country,

Michael McDaniel, Adjutant

The American Legion

Department of Florida



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Since our charter on July 1, 1980 American Legion Post 136 of Florida has been welcoming Veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country, and Community.

We have an active and exceptional Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion, and Legion Riders organizations.  We celebrate our ladies and men of these organizations and are so much stronger for their continued support and participation.