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American Legion Post 90 wins awards at Florida State Convention

By Staff | Aug 26, 2021

The Florida American Legion hosted its 102nd statewide convention July 1-4 in Orlando. American Legion Post 90 in Cape Coral won four prestigious awards and an honorable mention.

Post 90 was awarded the Winner of the Outstanding Post Scouting program based on the successful Boy and Girl Scout programs as well as Cub Scouts. Post 90 also won the top prize for Best Shooting Sports program which teaches marksmanship and gun safety in the Junior ROTC. Runner Up awards were secured for Best Post Children & Youth program based on fundraisers for children’s charities, and for the Best Post Blood Donor Program, based on the number of pints of blood collected in its blood drives, and Honorable Mention for achieving 90% of its membership goal.

Post Commander John Baker said these awards show Post 90’s strong commitment to our local community. PR officer Ted Clark said he was very proud of the success of the post and the recognition Post 90 justifiably received in service to the community.

Approximately 3,000 American Legion members from all over Florida were in attendance as well as spouses and family members. There was something for everyone to be enjoyed at this large event, from vendors, banquets, activities and training classes. It was an excellent time for posts to gather and exchange ideas and reunite as a family.

The American Legion, Department of Florida, stands at over 130,000 members with more than 300 Legion posts across the state. The department convention also conducts its annual business during this event, electing new leadership, celebrating successes and recognizing outstanding individuals and posts. The National American Legion has acted as the nation’s leading advocate for U.S. military veterans and offers transition assistance from the military to civilian life, resources for careers and education opportunities.

American Legion Post 90 was founded in April 2001. The post offers a full canteen and food service at its location on Southeast 47th Street in Cape Coral, and sponsors scholarships, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, blood drives, V.A. volunteer and national emergency funds programs to assist veterans in need.

Commander Baker urges all Cape Coral vets to become active members.

For additional information at the local level, call 239-540-8128 or contact alpost90@yahoo.com or the legion PR Officer Clark, tedclark12@gmail.com, 845-527-7948.