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Post 316  Atlantic Beach, Florida




CHARTER DATE: November 18, 1974

POST NAMESAKE: As the story goes, Bob Markham and Dewitt B. Tilden were friends and members at the same American Legion post. Tilden had encouraged.. Read more »


WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: Dewitt B. Tilden Memorial American Legion Post 316 is the home post of Florida's first American Legion National Commander, 2009-2010, Clarence E. Hill. Clarence has serviced as Post,District and State Commander along with other officer position in the legion. Clarence.. Read more »

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FLAGS, FLAGS, FLAGS, FLAGS Most Veterans Organizations have flags of some type, be it the colors, ensign, branch of service, organizations and/or state. Some place in the meeting area of said organization you will find a flag or flags. The flag in this story is unique to American Legion Post 316 as you will see. From: Commanding Officer, USS MCINERNEY (FFG-8) To: American Legion Post 316, Mayport Fl Subj: Desert Storm National Ensign It is.. Full story »
American Legion Post 316 has long been home to local military veterans seeking camaraderie,now it is also home to some big guns. A pair of 3-inch,.50-caliber fixed ammunition anti-aircraft and surface guns stand imposingly at the entrance of the American Legion at 1127 Atlantic Blvd.,near the Mayport entrance ramp. Mayport Naval Station offered the defunct weapons, which stood out front of the station Main Administration building and used for ceremonial event. Leon Austin, a member.. Full story »
About the Park and the Project At the April 12, 2010 meeting of the Atlantic Beach city Commission approved the Veterans Park Master Plan , updated by architect Tat Chan, and a name change to "Beaches Veterans Memorial Park". Representatives of the American Legion Post 129, 233 and 316,The VFW Post 3270 and the Fleet Reserve Unit 290 and the Mayport Chapter of Military Officers Association of American (MOAA),representing over 4000 organized Beaches Veterans, gave.. Full story »
Dewitt B. Tilden Memorial American Legion Post 316 Softball Team, Mayport Mayhem,2014 Fifth District Spring Softball League Champions has Taken to softball field to defend the Spring Softball League Tile. The Fall Softball League games will run till the first part of December 2014. UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE American Legion Post 316 Softball Team, Mayport Mayhem on December 21th 2014 won the Fifth District Fall Softball League Tile with a 8-2 season to again to.. Full story »
On May 16,Armed Forces Day 2015, American Legion Post 316 had a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the post home. Stating at 1330 hrs, Post Commander Greg White, Post 1st Vice Commander Clarence Hill and Post Historian Phil Harville, began the Retirement Ceremony and working till we had retired 150 flags. Taking time out to let ashes cool down. Later on in the afternoon, Post 1st Vice Commander Clarence Hill along with the American Legion Riders.. Full story »
On May 16 2015, The United States Submarine Veterans, First Coast Base, Jacksonville, FL held their monthly meeting at American Legion Post 316. The meeting is stated by the sounding of the Submarine Klaxon DIVE-DIVE-DIVE. When all business matter, old and new, good of the order is set before the group, the meeting is closed again by the sounding of the Submarine Klaxon SURFACE-SURFACE-SURFACE. If you are at the post on the third Saturday of.. Full story »