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Post 63  Winter Garden, Florida

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CHARTER DATE: August 4, 1921

POST NAMESAKE: Hugh T. Gregory was chosen for the name of the Post, in memory of the Winter Garden resident who was killed in WW.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: John C. Bowyer

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: In April 1977, an HBO movie group used the Legion Home to shoot a segment of the 13-part movie “From the Earth to the Moon”, with actor director and executive producer Tom Hanks in the lead role. An interesting feature.. Read more »

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1920
Winter Garden Post 63 was granted a temporary charter. The Post was named Hugh T. Gregory and given the number 63. At the time the Post had 15 members. Full story »
National HQ issued Post 63 there permanent charter at which time their was 45 members. Full story »
Post home was build sometime around 1926. The land was donated by Morgan C and Blanch Britt and B H and Charlotte Roper, developers of the Britt Roper Subdivision. An interesting feature of the construction is the exteriors of split cypress, giving each course of siding a cambered appearance. Full story »
1970
The Post has had a couple of movies and commercials filmed at the Post. The biggest one was the HBO move "From the Earth to the Moon". Which was a 13 part move, with actor, director and executive producer Tom Hanks as the lead role. Full story »
1990
In 1996 the Post was placed on the Florida Historical Register by Secretary of State of Florida. Winter Garden Historic Residential District (added 1996 - Orange County - #96000849) Also known as OR 4367 Roughly bounded by Plant, Boyd, Tilden, and Central Sts. , Winter Garden (250 acres, 76 buildings) Full story »
2000
This certificate of outstanding performance is gratefully presented to Hugh T. Gregory American Legion Post 63 In recognition ans sincere appreciation of outstanding service in helping the 6th district win top district on the national level "Race to the Top" in Category V, 2004-2005. Full story »
2010
Post member ET2 Kevin Churray (US Navy) goes to Loas on POW/MIA Recover Team. Full story »
Jeff Brinkman donated 5 gallons of blood so far. Full story »
Post 63 gets service dog named Boots. Full story »
Post gets service dog named boots. Full story »
Post gets service dog named Boots. Full story »
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