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Memorial Post/Unit 365
The City of Sunrise gathers annually to pay our respects to those brave men and women who gave their lives while defending our Country. We hope you'll join us remotely as a community to fulfill our commitment to America's Gold Star families: that we always remember their ultimate sacrifice! #SunriseCares
For the continued health and safety of the community and our staff, the ceremony has been filmed with recommended social distancing measures in place and will be accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
Following the recommendations from the CDC to Practice "Social Distancing" We are canceling this months General Meeting. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep our membership updated as we receive them...
Update From the 9th Dsictrict, Due to the Governor's mandate and the Post's having to close for 30 days, the District meeting and Picnic have been postponed. Reschedule dates will be posted as they become available.
In this time of uncertainty it is with a heavy heart, that we announce the 2020 Department of Florida Convention has been cancelled.
Your Department Adjutant in conjunction with the DEC are working on other necessary details, such as; room cancellation procedures, elections and legion business, etc. More information will be provided as it is decided. Visit www.floridalegion.org for more information
In accordance with Article 2 entitled - DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, Section 8 of the BY-LAWS of The American Legion Department of Florida, an email was sent to the Department Executive Committee on April 8, 2020, to vote on the motion to cancel the Department of Florida 2020 Convention to be held at the Marriott World Center, June 23-25, 2020. The motion was approved by majority vote.
We regret any inconveniences this may cause our members, but your safety and good health is our number one priority. Again, we will provide complete details in the coming days.
William “Rick” Johnson
Health emergency forces cancellation of American Legion national convention
(INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 2020) -- The American Legion’s 102nd National Convention, originally scheduled for Louisville, Ky., Aug. 28 – Sept. 3, 2020, is canceled due to public-health concerns, ongoing restrictions and uncertainties related to the global coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic.
“The safety of our members and compliance with state and federal public-health restrictions and guidelines made this decision not only prudent but necessary,” American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford said. “The commonwealth of Kentucky has taken emergency actions to prevent the spread of infections and to follow federal guidance that restrict public gatherings and urge social distancing. No one can say with any certainty when these measures will be lifted or in what manner.”
The American Legion National Executive Committee approved a resolution Wednesday, April 8, by email to cancel the annual convention of wartime veterans and their families for the first time in history. The 2020 Sons of The American Legion National Convention is also canceled.
“Local American Legion services – such as Buddy Checks, blood drives, meal delivery and volunteer assistance – remain the top priority of the organization as we navigate these challenging waters,” Oxford said. “Community efforts are now under way throughout the country and around the world, while many American Legion state and foreign departments are canceling or postponing their conventions and elections to protect public health in the midst of this pandemic. Normally, national convention delegates are appointed during department conventions. This year is anything but normal.”
The 102nd National Convention is now scheduled for Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, 2021, in Phoenix. Terms of currently serving national officers, including National Commander Oxford, are extended until then, according to the resolution. Nationally appointed American Legion commission and committee chairpersons will also remain in their positions until the Fall 2021 meeting of the National Executive Committee.
The convention cancellation and extension of national officer terms are within the authority of the NEC, according to The American Legion’s constitution and bylaws.
Also Wednesday, the NEC selected Louisville as the site of the 2026 American Legion National Convention, the first available date.
With a current membership of nearly two million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, patriotic youth programs and Americanism. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 13,000 posts worldwide. From the drafting of the original GI Bill to the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, www.legion.org, is the most influential voice for America’s veterans.
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Photos of our Post/Unit Installation Can Be Found on the Yearly Installations Page.
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A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE 9TH DISTRICT CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE
Photos of the Flag Retirement Ceremony from June 14th, 2019
Check out our Newly Posted Community News and Special Event's Pages for Important Upcoming Events for the Upcoming Months
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our Local Area That Provide Discounts to Veterans and the Military
Since our charter in 1997, our American Legion Post 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. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.
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