Important Update’s

 

New Years Eve Tickets go on sale

October 22nd only in the Legion Office $40 per person

March 23rd 2019

She /he contest to

benefit prostrate cancer

dinner 5 PM contest 7 pm

 

Post 8 is proud to announce the starting of a chapter of the

Legion Riders.

Come in and sign up to be a member of our chapter

 

 Fall Conference 

November 1-4, 2018

VA News Release

VA Announces ROLL OUT and Application Process for

New Veterans ID Card

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise.

Only those Veterans with honorable service will be able to apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, and may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form to obtain promotional discounts and other services where offered to Veterans.

“The new Veterans Identification Card provides a safer and more convenient and efficient way for most Veterans to show proof of service,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “With the card, Veterans with honorable service to our nation will no longer need to carry around their paper DD-214s to obtain Veteran discounts and other services.”

The VIC provides a more portable and secure alternative for those who served the minimum obligated time in service, but did not meet the retirement or medical discharge threshold. Veterans who served in the armed forces, including the reserve components, and who have a discharge of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) can request a VIC.

To request a VIC, Veterans must visit vets.gov, click on “Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card” on the bottom left of the page and sign in or create an account.

Veterans who apply for a card should receive it within 60 days and can check delivery status of their cards at vets.gov. A digital version of the VIC will be available online by mid-December.

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 Cypress Gardens Ski Team Schedule

Coast Guard Auxiliary

2018 Free Boat Safety Checks 

Summer Convention 2019

The American Legion, Department of Florida will be hosting its annual statewide convention July 5 – 8, 2018 at The Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando FL. Approximately 3,000 American Legion members will be in attendance to include spouses and family members. Each year the state convention offers a wide variety of leadership training available to all members for the development and betterment of their local Post. The Department convention is not only a time where all posts gather to exchange ideas and reunite as a family; it is also a time where our members gather to elect the leadership for the new membership year and celebrate in the successes of the past membership year as it comes to a close. Please review this year’s tentative convention agenda to see all the exciting events planned and unique learning opportunities offered.

EVENT DATES:

Marriott Orlando World Center

June 27, 2019 – June 30, 2019

June 25, 2020 – June 28, 2020

July 1, 2021 – July 4, 2021