Post 243 does not keep any inventory on hand. All items may be purchased through the American Legion's vendor, Flag & Emblem. There are also a few magazines in the rack at the post for you to look through before you order.
The distinct headgear of the Legionnaire is called the Legion cap. The Legion cap is considered the official Legion uniform. Post 243’s standard embroidery for their caps is:
Right side has “243”
Left side has “Oviedo, FL” (referred to as post, city)
Front has the Orange (the state symbol)
Most members wear the regular crown cap with liner. We have heard recently that they run a bit large so if you’re between sizes, pick the smaller size. Female Legionnaires may wear any style cap. Click here to get more information about ordering your Legion cap or call (888) 453-4466.
There is additional information regarding cap protocol at the link above. Here are some basics:
We are a casual post and do not require full uniforms at our general meetings. You will see many members simply wearing a Legion cap with their civilian attire. The basic recommended uniform is dark slacks, socks and shoes; white Legion polo; and Legion cap. For more formal occasions, we recommend a dress white shirt that can be purchased through Flag & Emblem, and adding a navy blazer.
We recently designed a navy dry-fit type polo shirt for use at Oviedo Memorial Post 243. It includes the Legion emblem imposed on the state of Florida with our post name underneath on the left front of the shirt. The right front has room for an optional name/nick-name and title. The left sleeve has room for an optional service logo. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to order your shirt. Orders are placed periodically in lots of 5-10.
American Legion name tags are also available from the their vendor. Click here to go to the page to enter your information to order. You will order the blue, post level, name tag with your name on the first line, "Post 243" on the next line and "Oviedo, FL" on the bottom line.
Our local vendor for the mugs has discontinued these items. We are in the process of finding another local vendor to place our orders with.
We love welcoming new members to the American Legion Family. You will need a copy of your DD-214 (showing type of discharge), a Post 243 Application filled out (see download below), and your first year's membership dues. Post 243 has $50 annual membership dues, a portion of which goes to National and District headquarters. The remainder is used for Post programs and food. Contact our Membership Chair for more information.
Thank you for considering Oviedo Memorial Post 243 as your Legion home. A simple Member Data Form (available below) needs to be filled out, signed and turned in to our Membership Chair. Your membership status will be assessed to accept your transfer in to Post 243.
The team meets every other Friday at Post 243 from 1700 until about 1830. Wear long pants/jeans, closed toe shoes and casual Legion polo.
To participate in events, the following uniform items are required: