American Legion of S.W. Florida Post 90, Inc


Released September 14, 2022

American Legion Auxiliary donates to Children’s
Advocacy Center of SW Florida

On August 22nd the American Legion Auxiliary of Cape Coral Unit 90 had the honor of collecting and presenting school supplies, backpacks, and monetary donations for the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) located in Fort Meyers. The supplies were valued at over $300, and the monetary donation was approximately $200. Donations were made by Auxiliary Unit 90 members, Post 90 members and caring friends.

The Director of the Ft Myers CAC, Rachael Peacock, expressed her gratitude and stated, “the CAC is excited and grateful for the donations that will be well received by the children the Center services.” The president of the American Auxiliary, Nita Keeling, stated “this is a good example of the reason 

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Released August 15, 2022

American Legion Post 90 Exceeds Membership Goals

American Legion Post 90 in Cape Coral achieved a membership goal unmatched in a decade. The Post reached the goal of 103% exceeding the 100% goal by registering a significant number of new members. The achievement is critical to the Legion Post for two reasons, the need to replace members lost to attrition, especially those who may have moved or passed away, and continued growth. The increase in the number of members that helped to exceed 100% membership, is evidence of successful recruitment of new members, the lifeblood for the expansion of programs for veterans and community support.
The Membership Chair and First Vice Commander, Wayne Cave, is the key officer in stimulating veterans in the Cape Coral area to join. With help from the Post Marketing Committee, Wayne capitalized on the Post's branding efforts, transfers from other Posts, and convincing expired

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Released August 5, 2022

Iraq War Veterans to be Honored at Echo Park

The chairperson of the Iraq Monument, Michelle Rosenburg, has scheduled a celebration at Echo Park 4 Mile Cove on the southern edge of Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve in Cape Coral on Saturday, 8/13, at 9 am. The ceremony is intended to honor all living, wounded, and deceased veterans from all Iraq wars. The dog tags of the honored veterans will be embedded in the Iraq Monument. However, this will be the last ceremony because there is no more room on the Monument. As Michele stated, "These heroes will never be forgotten as long as the Monument and I are around to honor all of our Iraq War Heroes.”
The Cape Coral Fire Department will provide a fire truck and flag, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department a flyover, the American Legion Post 90 bugler will play to the colors and later taps, and the American Legion and Cape Coral Police department will provide the Color Guard. Guns and Hoses will 

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Released July July 15, 2022

American Legion Post 90 Announces Scholarship Contest for High School Students

Cape Coral City High School students are invited to compete in the 84th Annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program. The program is a multi-level contest where students first compete at the Post level, then progress to the District, Area, and the State level. The winner of the State contest advances to the National Contest held in Indianapolis, IN, in April of 2023. The contest is open to any student in grades 9 through 12, including homeschooled students.

To compete, the student must prepare and deliver an original 8 to 10-minute speech about some aspect of our Constitution, emphasizing a citizen's duty to their country and government. Additionally, the student will give a 3 and 5 speech on an assigned topic to test the speaker’s knowledge of one

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Released July 15, 2022

Local Legionnaire wins National Award

Ben Blalock, the Service Officer for the American Legion Post 90 in Cape Coral, received the Lifetime Membership Award at the American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP) national conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 7, 2022. Ben received the honor, awarded to a past AAPP president, because of his extraordinary and outstanding service to the American Association of Police Polygraphists. The award required a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors' nomination and approval by a majority vote of the membership at an Annual Meeting. The AAPP was established and is dedicated to bringing together International, Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement professionals from throughout the country and other

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Released July 12, 2022

Cape Coral American Legion Donates Thousands to Charities

 American Legion Post 90 and Sons of Legion squadron 90 (S.A.L.) in Cape Coral announced their annual donations to support local community charities and veteran organizations totaling $12,100. These donations are a result of year-round fundraising activities. Post 90 donated $2000 to Cape Coral for the Children to provide scholarships for High School students. “Our Post always supports local charities in times of need and adversity, and providing scholarships is especially important during these challenging economic times," said Keith Berres, Commander of Post 90. The Director of the charity, Julie Lombardi, stated “the mission of the Cape Coral for the Children is to recognize student achievement and community activities and was 

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Released May 29, 2022

American Legion Post 90’s Cape JROTC Shooting Teams Excel
at City and State Competitions
The American Legion Post 90 high school shooting teams from Cape Coral excel at district and state levels in 2022.
It all started on Feb 17th, 2022, with the first Marksmanship Match of the “King of the Cape” competition between the five high schools here in the Cape (Mariner HS, Ida Baker HS, Island Coast HS, Cape Coral HS, & Oasis HS). For the last 5 years, Oasis HS has been the King of the Cape winners, but this year Mariner changed all that by winning all five matches (Feb 17th, Mar 3rd, Mar 17th, Mar 31st and Apr 13th of 2022). The King of the Cape Trophy was presented to The Mariners High School team captain after the match on Apr 13th, 2022, but Mariner did not
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