The American Legion - Post 82 Camp Gordon Johnston

Post 82 in Lanark Village, Carrabelle, is Proud to Serve its Veterans.​

In 1919, Congress chartered The American Legion as an organization to provide appreciation, support, and resources for the brave patriots who served in the United States armed services. Since then, the Legion has worked to provide rights, opportunities, and a sense of community for our veterans – and their families.

In 1953, Lanark Village opened its Post 82 – Camp Gordon Johnston site, welcoming veterans from all over the country and joining the nationwide effort to enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

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Why Join the Legion

Together, We Make a Difference.​

The American Legion is committed to helping our country’s veterans. That help may come in the form of monetary assistance, career and education resources, donated goods, disaster relief, volunteerism, or even just respect and camaraderie.

When you join The American Legion, you will receive updates on opportunities, events, and resources available to you, your family, and your community.  You’ll enjoy discounts on products and services from affiliated vendors across the country. And perhaps most importantly, you’ll stand proudly with your fellow United States Veterans, supporting them in new meaningful ways, and help preserve the values and liberties you helped fight for in your military career.

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Milestone Achievements of The American Legion

Just a Few of the Innumerable Ways the Legion Gives Back.​

  • Affordable Opportunities for Vets: The introduction of the GI Bill of Rights, which provided free or low-cost training and education resources; low-interest mortgages; unemployment benefits; and other accommodations for members of the armed forces.
  • Funding Medical Research: Among other important contributions, the American Legion has made sizeable donations to the American Heart Association and the National Association for Mental Health.
  • Vietnam War Memorial: The Legion contributed One Million Dollars to the construction of this historic monument, honoring the brave men and women who gave their lives in the conflict.
  • September 11th Support: Quick to act in support of all those who perished in the 2001 attacks on our country, The American Legion activated a Family Support Network, pioneered “A Day to Remember” events, and even founded the American Legacy Scholarship Fund for children of military personnel killed on or after the attacks.
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Eligibility Requirements

Who Can Join the American Legion?​

If you have served at least one day of active military duty since December 7, 1941 and were honorably discharged or you are still serving active military duty honorably, you are eligible for membership with The American Legion.

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