AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,00 members nationwide, we are veterans serving veterans. AMVETS Mission Statement: To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.

As one of America’s leading veterans service organizations for more than 75 years, AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who honorably served, or currently serving, in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves.

AMVETS Post 1776 Tallahassee Bell Tower Project

You can help us create a beautiful addition to the Tallahassee National Cemetery!

AMVETS Post 1776 mission is to honor and support veterans daily. This includes proper and honor interment. To complete this mission AMVETS needs your help to raise $100,000 to install and maintain a Bell Tower at the Tallahassee National Cemetery. This funding provides a lasting memorial paying respect to those who have served our Country from WWII to our current wars.

Our proposed AMVETS bell tower for the Tallahassee National Cemetery will have a catalog of over 700 songs to include all military service songs. It will have the capability to play these songs on demand with plans for it to play Taps at days end in tribute to all veterans who have served our great nation, especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.


You can play a crucial role in honoring and supporting our veterans from WWII to the current wars.

You can help us provide a lasting memorial paying respect to those who have bravely served our country.

We're building a beautiful and iconic bell tower which will be located at the Tallahassee National Cemetery.

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Membership & Dues information

To be eligible for membership in AMVETS, you must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, anytime after Sept. 15, 1940. Additionally, unless still serving, your discharge must have been under honorable conditions. If you served as an American citizen in the armed forces of an allied nation, under honorable conditions, between Sept. 15, 1940 and May 8, 1975, you are also eligible, as are wartime members of the Merchant Marine. Proof of eligibility can take the form of a DD-214, an honorable discharge certificate or other appropriate document.

At this time dues for membership in Post 1776 are $35 per year or $250 for a lifetime membership (state and national AMVETS dues are included within the amounts stated.)

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AMVETS Post Commander Dispatch!

Memorial Day Message from Governor Ron DeSantis
Click here to read the Memorial Day letter from Florida's Governor Ron De Santis

COVID-19 Updates
We've added some links to COVID-19 Information on our Resources Page

Urgent: Important Notices
Meeting Cancellations and Updates Regarding COVID-19 - Read this Important Commnader's Dispatch Here

Bell Tower Update
On Tuesday at the Tallahassee City Commission Meeting they voted 5-0 to donate $7500.00 to the Bell Tower fund. Post 1776 thanks the Commission for its assistance in joining with our drive to provide the Tallahassee National Cemetery with a Carillon. The addition of which will solace through music to family and friends of veterans as they are laid to their final resting place. On 25 February the Leon County Commission will vote on a donation of $6500.00 for the same project.

Post 1776 Tallahassee thanks Randy Miller for his successful efforts in helping fund this worthwhile project. Keep up the good work, Randy!

Alert message from Larry Arnett, President AMVETS Department of Florida Service Foundation about Disaster Relief Preparedness

Alert message from Tom Payton, Commander AMVETS Department of Florida about Disaster Relief Preparedness.

The Department of Florida Service Foundation Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) Policy & Application

Post 1776 Floor Report for AMVETS SEC conference to be held in February