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American Legion Melvin Cowart Post 274 News


 Memorial Day Ceremonies, May 27th.  Ceremonies will start at 11am, conducted by the Legion Family Officers. Lunch will be provided for members attending the services.  

Special thanks go out to our Sons of the American Legion for donating $6,200 to replace the failing air conditioner in the Post’s kitchen.  THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN!  It was very much appreciated…

You may have noted the large check on the wall showing a donation of $2,000 by the Auxiliary to Hearts and Homes, a Veteran’s charity. Well, the Ladies have topped that by awarding $12,000 in scholarships at FGCU to two students, children of Veterans.  Wow !!!!!! Thanks again LADIES…

Both the Sons and Ladies of our Post contribute by paying our mortgage once a quarter.  As one can see, the Post 274 American Legion Family is working well together as a unit for the welfare of not just the Veterans but also their families and community.

For the benefit of our smokers and non-smokers, Post 274 has spent $10,000 building a 25X25 covered area for smoking outside of our Patriot Room.  The addition is now complete, and we are going to powerwash and paint the floor, install landscaping, and add a TV and fan. 

You may have seen stories about our Commander on TV. The drama has come to an end. The Office of the State Attorney 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida has dismissed the charges.

The Post membership has increased by 65 Veterans, bringing the current total to 665 so far, with our goal of 1,193 for 2019.  56 of those Veterans are new members who came back to the post when it was voted to go non- smoking.

We have paid off our line of credit and are prospering.

Post member Robert Nenark, a WWII Veteran, has added an Enfield rifle and Campaign hat used by the Australian Military Forces from 1943 to our museum collection.

Dan Parker 

Post  Adjutant













 Due to our license restrictions, no food/or beverages are allowed to be brought into Post 274 without prior approval from the Post Executive Committee or a member of said committee. This is to include any celebratory cakes, candy, etc... We do not do this for any other reason than to protect our license and the integegrity of the Post and it's membership. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

The Executive Committee, Melvin Cowart Post 274










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