AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,00 members nationwide, we are veterans serving veterans. AMVETS Mission Statement: To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.

As one of America’s leading veterans service organizations for more than 75 years, AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who honorably served, or currently serving, in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves.

AMVETS Tallahassee Post 1776
Bell Tower Project

Thank you for helping us create a beautiful addition to the Tallahassee National Cemetery!

AMVETS Tallahassee Post 1776 mission is to honor and support veterans daily. This includes proper and honor interment. In February 2021, we completed our mission to install and maintain a bell tower at the Tallahassee National Cemetery. The Bell Tower will be a lasting memorial to pay respect to those who have served our Country from WWII to our current wars.

The AMVETS bell tower at the Tallahassee National Cemetery has a catalog of over 700 songs to include all military service songs. It has the capability to play these songs on demand and plays Taps at days end in tribute to all veterans who have served our great nation, especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

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Gordon Lightfoot, Commander; J.P. Brown, Past National Commander; Bill Kilgore current President AMVETS National Service Foundation, Terry Corson, representing Florida AMVETS State Department and Raymond Miller, Director Tallahassee National Cemetery.

Our post is honored and proud to have built a beautiful and iconic bell tower located at the Tallahassee National Cemetery. We would like to sincerely thank all those who donated to this beautiful memorial project.

This beautiful memorial plaque will adorn the base of the Tallahassee National Cemetery bell tower and carillon.

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Membership & Dues information

To be eligible for membership in AMVETS, you must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, anytime after Sept. 15, 1940. Additionally, unless still serving, your discharge must have been under honorable conditions. If you served as an American citizen in the armed forces of an allied nation, under honorable conditions, between Sept. 15, 1940 and May 8, 1975, you are also eligible, as are wartime members of the Merchant Marine. Proof of eligibility can take the form of a DD-214, an honorable discharge certificate or other appropriate document.

At this time dues for membership in Post 1776 are $35 per year or $250 for a lifetime membership (state and national AMVETS dues are included within the amounts stated.)

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AMVETS Post Commander Dispatch!

Must Read Memorial Day Speech
Arlington, South Dakota Monday, May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Updates
We've added some links to COVID-19 Information on our Resources Page.
AMVETS Department of Florida has released new information regarding COVID19 vaccinations. > Read It Here

Urgent: Important Notices
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Alert message from Larry Arnett, President AMVETS Department of Florida Service Foundation about Disaster Relief Preparedness

Alert message from Tom Payton, Commander AMVETS Department of Florida about Disaster Relief Preparedness.

The Department of Florida Service Foundation Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) Policy & Application

Post 1776 Floor Report for AMVETS SEC conference to be held in February