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     The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.


     When local veterans applied for a temporary charter in Winter Garden in April 1920, the post was assigned number 63, simply because it was the 63rd post to be organized in Florida. The permanent charter was effective in August 1921. John C. Bowyer was the first commander.

     The Hugh T. Gregory American Legion Post 63 was later named for Lt. Gregory, a Winter Garden resident and first lieutenant in the 3rd Pioneer Infantry of the U.S. Army who was killed in France in December 1920 during World War I. He is buried in the Oakland Cemetery.

Veterans, check out our calendar for up to the date events and meetings. We'd love you to come by and say "HI".

Our major initiative is our fight against veteran suicide. Please visit our online "Challenge 22" merchandise Store.

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