About the Legion & Post 183

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American Legion FamilyOld Glory Post #183 was founded in 1946 with Fred Madden as Commander and Leonard Casselberry, Post Adjutant. In March 1947, S. Lucile and W.J.Wells Jr. donated lake front property on Prairie Lake with the stipulation that the Post had to erect a building of not less than 625 sq. ft. within five years or the property would revert back to the Wells family.

The Post received its American Legion Charter on March 28, 1947. The main Post Hall was dedicated in September 1986, in honor of Elbert Ramsey, Past Commander, who died in office, the summer of 1986.

The American Legion Auxiliary although active from the very beginning of Old Glory Post #183 did not receive its charter until July 1948.

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron was chartered in March 2006.

Our newest Legion family member is The American Legion Riders. They were chartered in July of 2011.

All of our organizations are active and contribute to the mission of our Post. Needless to say, we welcome anyone with the qualifications to join one or more of our family members. 

Please call or visit our Post and click here for a membership application. Please submit completed application to Post 183 2706 Wells Avenue, Fern Park, FL 32730.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life. Learn about Post 183 Events.

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 veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.  Florida's American Legion is one of the most successful Department's of The American Legion.  This is because of members, who volunteer, donate and participate in the lives of veterans and their families throughout the state of Florida.


In contrast to other veterans organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation’s grass roots and the people we serve. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs; it continues to educate youths on the importance of sportsmanship and develops the quality of our country’s citizenship. The Heroes to Hometowns program is the only nationwide reintegration assistance service for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, millions of dollars in donations have been given to fellow veterans and their families in times of grief, and various scholarship opportunities ensure the future success of our youth.

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 183 is a proud part of the Altamonte/Fern Park Communities here in Central Florida.  We make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families everyday.  Call today and see how you can get involved. 407.831.8004. 

The Four Pillars of The American Legion Booklet (PDF)