Submitted by: Alfred Bozzo
In February 2014, American Legion Post 404, Marco Island, Florida was chartered with 28 original members. Just five years later, as of July 2019 there are 114 members. The monthly meetings take place in a local church hall and include an educational speaker presentation.
During these past five years, the Post has taken on many responsibilities and overseen many events, including the following: Color guard for the annual Christmas parade, teaching of flag etiquette to the middle schoolers, organizing of both the Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies at Veterans Park, adorning the entire Collier Boulevard with decorative American flags for each of the aforementioned weekends. The members of the post also volunteer for community events such as the shred party at the local bank where proceeds go to local charities and have been responsible for securing and managing the multiple-day events hosting "The Traveling Vietnam Wall."
Finally, three years ago the Post made the decision to sponsor a senior softball team in the Marco Island Senior Softball League. We are proud to say that our team won the league championship in 2017, and the league championship and tournament championship in 2018 and 2019. The 2019 team was made up of 11 members, six of whom were over 80.
About the author:
Alfred Bozzo is a member of Post 404 in Marco Island, Florida. He served in US Air Force from 1963-65.