As we have done for the past few years, our post/unit will have a Wreaths Across America sponsor page. We please ask that you click on the link below and sponsor a wreath, and for every wreath sponsored our Post/Unit will receive a $5 donation. Please click on the Flyer/Link below to sponsor a wreath.
Clarification of Governor's Executive Order
October 2, 2020
American Legion Family Members,
After the issuance of the Governor's Executive Order 20-244 on September 25th there was a lot of confusion as to whether our Social Quarters could be open to 100 percent or not and also whether or not masks and social distancing were still required.
The Governor's Executive Order 20-244 was actually titled "Phase 3; Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines. " I and the staff in your Department Headquarters have been in contact with many in both the Government offices and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to ensure we get the best information out to you. It appears that the purpose of the Executive Order was to move the State to Phase 3 and to clarify to the three counties that were impeding businesses from opening to ensure they could open.
Depending upon which County your Post Home is located in that is what determines the percent occupancy that is permitted for you to operate at.
In Executive Order 20-244, the Governor stated:
"Restaurants, including any establishment with a food service license, may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than fifty percent (50%) of their indoor capacity."
So, by virtue of that statement, we can all agree and it has been confirmed, that all Posts in the Department of Florida, unless ordered closed by some order of a Government Agency or the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR), can be open to a minimum of 50% occupancy.
The Executive Order goes on to state...
"If a restaurant is limited to less than one hundred percent (100%) of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must on its face satisfy the following:
quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirement on those restaurants; and
explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health."
So, by virtue of that statement in the Executive Order, Posts need to check with their local municipalities and Counties to ascertain if there are any restrictions to prohibit them from resuming business to 100% indoor capacity.
No-Cost Flu Shot Options for Veterans
Flu season is here, and getting your flu shot has never been easier. Remember that getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, as well as your loved ones, against the flu virus. This year, enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system have several options to get a flu shot. VA now offers more options, easy access, and seamless records. And the best thing is that your VA medical record, as well as your VA Blue Button, will be automatically updated.
William "Bill" Kling Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
Limited services and hours
Scheduled Appointments Only
Visit the website to learn more about hours and services.
9800 West Commercial Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33351-4325
We've Posted A Letter From Police Chief Rosa Concerning The Ongoing Strife And The Policies That Have Been Implemented To Ensure All Citizens Of Our Community Are Treated Fair and Equitable, You Can Find This Letter In Our Community News Section
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.
Just a Quick Note, Please Check Our Events Calender For Information About Our Upcoming Post/Unit Meetings...
Photos of our Post/Unit Installation Can Be Found on the Yearly Installations Page.
We have added some new flyers in the Community News Section, please go check it out for many upcoming community events going on in the community...
A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE 2019 9TH DISTRICT CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE
Photos of the Flag Retirement Ceremony from June 14th, 2019
You don't want to miss this.
Call 911 WHEN YOU CAN, TEXT 911 ONLY IF YOU CAN'T
Broward County launched an enhanced 911 system that features “Text to 911” capability. This helps those in our community who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired. It may also be helpful in situations when placing a voice call could put you in further danger – as in a home invasion or abduction.
However, it’s important to know: Always call 911 if you can, text only if you can’t.
Here are a few reasons why:
When texting, your location will NOT automatically be transmitted to 911; you must type your exact location/address or first responders will be unable to find you;
As you have likely experienced in your day-to-day communications, text messages may be delayed or not received at all;
Text communication takes longer than placing a phone call;
Language translation is NOT available using text;
You must have a text or data plan to use the service;
Remember: ALWAYS CALL 911 IF YOU CAN, TEXT ONLY IF YOU CAN’T
If you feel that texting is your only option, be sure to use plain and clear language (no emojis, abbreviations, slang, or links). Keep in mind that there is a 160-character limit per text. Photos and videos will NOT transmit. You must also be prepared to respond to text messages from 911 until they have all of the information they need.
Remember: CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT 911 ONLY IF YOU CAN'T
Tuesday, 12 March 2019, our Post/Unit received this lovely Centennial Proclamation in Celebration of our Century of Helping our Veterans and their Families...
Make Sure that You Check Out Our Local Discounts Page and Visit Those Business in
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.
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of our local community. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (click Sponsor Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects, by using the convenient Donate button below.