At American Legion Post 14 - Saint Petersburg, FL we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve the people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” Voltaire
Air Force - "Aim High, Fly-Fight-Win"
Navy - "Forged by the Sea"
Army - "Army Strong"
Marines - "The Few, The Proud"
Coast Guard - "Born Ready"
National Guard - "Always Ready, Always There"
Merchant Marines - "Acta Non Verba," Deeds, Not Words.
Seabees - "We build We fight"; "Can Do"
Navy Seals - "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday"
“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels. ... "Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.
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What We Do - Mission
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
Post 14 History
1926 Legion Childrens Hospital
Post 14 - 1964
Current Facility Since 1967
According to the St. Petersburg post’s Centennial Celebration page: “In 1926, American Legion Post 14 established a crippled children's hospital at 2350 Lakeview (22nd) Avenue South. The two-story structure on 3.5 acres was the the forerunner of today's All Children's Hospital, which is now located at 801 Sixth Street South. The effort was the first to rehabilitate Florida's crippled children and opened in 1927. The original building had been a private residence, then a prohibition-era night spot called the "Green Cabin" (which was said to be owned by Johnny Torrio, a top henchman of gangster Al Capone), and then a citrus packing plant. When the hospital opened, it had beds for 15 children. It expanded in 1936 and again in 1950, and in 1967 it moved to its present location with a new name, All Children's Hospital. Post 14 has a seat on the board of directors for perpetuity.”
Who We Are
History of The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at nearly 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines. Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.