American Legion Post 273

one of the largest American Legion Posts in the world!

HONOR GUARD

Besides conducting services at many Post functions, our highly acclaimed Honor Guard is also called upon to participate at between 10 and 15 funerals per month for our veterans.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH, BOYS STATE AND ORATORICAL

Proceeds from fishing tournaments and other special events sponsored by Post 273 help the needs of the children and youth of our community. Post 273 sends several students to Tallahassee for the Boys State program each year. During the week long program they receive instruction on citizenship and experience how their State and Federal governments function. Our Oratorical students often compete in the state wide finals.

AWARDS TO SCHOOLS

Representatives from Post 273 present plaques to the top students from fifteen local elementary and secondary schools for outstanding scholastic achievement.

SERVICE TO VETERANS

Post 273's main focus is to Disabled Veterans confined at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital. Other veteran's needs are also attended to by our Post Service Officer. These services include administrative and financial assistance.

ANNUAL EVENTS

One of the most widely publicized and attended event of the year at Post 273 is the Annual Veteran's Boat Parade in November. Members, guests, and dignitaries from all over the Madeira Beach area and beyond gather at our Post, as do neighbors all along the parade route, to cheer the fifty or so boats participating in the parade.

Other events, sponsored by the Legion, Auxiliary Riders or S.A.L., include golf tournaments, fishing tournaments, Memorial Day service, Patriot's Day service, Fourth of July and St. Patrick's Day celebrations, dinner dances, bus trips, fund raising cruises and other travel getaways.

Augustus Ruser, Jr. American Legion Post 273

Post 273 has the largest American Legion Family membership in the world.  Overlooking the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in Madeira Beach, Post 273 is proud of its full length patio, Tiki Bar and boat docks.  Legionnaires and their families from all over Florida and the world visit our facilities throughout the year to enjoy our hospitality.  OUR RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED BANQUET HALL IS NOW OPEN FOR PRIVATE PARTIES & SPECIAL FUNCTIONS.  THE HALL, WITH A SEPERATE PATIO, ALSO OVERLOOKS THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY.  CONTACT DANITA GAINEY @ 727 906-7044

As a unit of the Department of Florida and the American Legion National organization, Post 273 holds to the goals of providing "service to our veterans, their families and communities, states and nation."

For information regarding membership, please call or visit our office during the week at the phone number or address listed above, or view the membership requirements and application on this website.

 

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Community News

The Kiwanis of Seminole is presenting a "Field Of Honor" display at the Seminole City Hall on 113th Street for the month of November. You are invited to sponsor a flag for a veteran, with a personal banner with that service member's information. Cost is $35.00. for more information:Call Wayne at (813)767-4682 /or/ Vicki at (727)744-4418 /or/go to their website: http://www.kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com/


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Important Dates for all our Veterans!

            November

3rd: 1967-Vietnam "la Drang"

5th: 1942-WWII "North Africa"

10th: 1775-U.S. Marines Birthday

10th: 1919-American Legion founded

11th: Veterans Day

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