American Legion Dept. of Florida


  16th District 

"LEADING THE WAY IN FLORIDA'S AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY"

Post 273r

Post 252r

Post 79r

Post 275r

Post 7

Post 238r

Post 119

Post 173r

Post 335

​Post 125r

Post 104r

Post 14r

Post 158

Post 305

Post 46

Post 343

​(r) indicates Rider Chapter

We felt it important enough to remind everyone of proper Flag Etiquette

Post Ranking By Size of Membership

​(See the Home Page for their locations).

​American Flag Etiquette

Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. Some general guidelines from the Flag Code answer many of the most common questions:

·        The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source.

·        The flag should be flown in fair weather, unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.

·        The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.

·        The flag should not be used for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.

·        The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.

·        The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.

·        The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it.

·        The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.

·        The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

·        When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.


1919

               Since

   The American Legion began in Paris, France in 1919 after the war to end all wars. Unfortunately, It is now called WW-I.
The American Legion is a 501-C 19 Not for Profit organization chartered by Congress.
 
  The American Legion is the largest Veterans Organization in the United States, with lobbyists and lawyers dedicated to supporting issues important to our active duty military, Veterans, and their families. The American Legion is the ONLY Veterans organization with offices in the U.S. Capital and Pentagon. 
  Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation,  Americanism, Children and Youth along with duty to Community, State & Nation are our motivation and mandate. 

 

   District 16 in the Department of Florida is the largest by membership in Florida. There are 16 active American Legion Posts through out the District. Of the 16, 14 have Post homes. Of those 14, 9 have Legion Rider Chapters.


Serving God, Country and Our Veterans.