This is where the Post Home began! A photograph of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Post Home - March 15,1936.
The dedication of the Post Home - July 9, 1936. By 1948 the Post had 2,500 members.
An early photograph of our Post Home.
A limestone memorial to those from Lauderdale County, Alabama who fought in World War 1 and did not return home. (Photo taken in 2010 by Michael Montgomery)
From our eldest members to our youngest members all veterans are important to us. Pictured is Floyd H. Matthews (104 years old - light blue shirt) and his son, Bill Matthews (deep blue shirt). Floyd passed on to The Post Everlasting at the age of 105. Our Post has been spruced up since this picture was taken.
The ever present fundraisers.
The photograph was made in Paris, France at the birth of the American Legion. These men created the largest veterans organization which have fought to gain all of the benefits enjoyed by America's veterans today.
Past Post Commander's Dinner - 2012 — with Joe Yates, Oscar Davis, Dave Craig, Holland Greer, Pete Henry, Mayor Mickey Haddock, Carmel Olive, Ralph Dula, Michael Montgomery, Mary Day Smith and Jack Bissey.
The doors connecting to this hallway are the Honor Guard Room, the Adjutant's Office, the Men's and Ladies Restrooms, and the basement.
This is what the Post Kitchen used to look like, before a Home Depot grant and some sweat equity renovated it.
This is the new Post Kitchen. The employees of Home Depot volunteered to assist veterans. We are forever grateful for their efforts.
This is a view of the Meeting Hall after a massive cleaning and painting of the interior of the Post Home. Many hours of work went into this. The floors were refinished, we rewired the Post electrical system, and did extensive plumbing updates.
State Representative Greg Burdine, State Senator Tammy Irons, Lauderdale County Licensing Commissioner Mickey Haddock and Ray Eady of the Lauderdale County Community Development Commission presented a very generous grant of $19,500 at the July meeting to purchase and install 62 energy efficient windows which will aide in preserving the Historic Florence - Lauderdale Post #11 enabling the Post to continue serving area veterans and the community. Post #11 is the oldest continually operating Post Home in the State of Alabama.
Mark Holden and his crew did an excellent job of installing our historically accurate windows. They replaced the windows that were installed in 1936.