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Sunday, December 10, 2023

American Legion Post 347 officially has world’s largest post membership

American Legion Post 347.
American Legion Post 347.

American Legion Post 347 in Lady Lake is now officially the largest American Legion Post in the world.

That bragging right became official June 30 when the final membership numbers were tallied across the globe.

The official membership at Post 347 now stands at 4,365.

“We have a very active post,” said Post 347 Commander Tim Tierney. “We constantly have events going on that cater to our members.”

For instance this past Saturday, country singer Margo Smith, a Village of Chatham resident, brought in 320 who attended her concert.

The post offers a variety of meals throughout the week, including pizzas, hamburgers and Philly cheesesteaks.

And Post 347 made the decision to go completely smoke-free (including the lounge) several years ago, Tierney said.

“With more people so health-conscious it made sense. It didn’t hurt our numbers, it helped them substantially.”

Post 347 received an influx of 900 new members recently. These were made up of transfers and brand new members.

The post supports a number of organizations including Villages Honor Flight and The Veterans Memorial Post 347 Honor Guard. The post is located at the intersection of Rolling Acres Road and County Road 466.

You can learn more about American Legion Post 347 by visiting: http://florida-legion.com

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