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For Immediate Release:
February 21, 2015
Media Contact:
Jamil Rivers
jrivers@miamidade.gov
305-245-4420

Miami-Dade County and the City of Homestead co-designate "American Legion Way"


(MIAMI, FL) – On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution approving the City of Homestead’s co-designation of SE 4th St. from U.S. 1 (South Dixie Highway) to Krome Avenue as “American Legion Way.”  This legislation, sponsored by Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, supports the Homestead City Council’s desire to honor American Legion Post 43 for the support it has provided to veterans and their families for 96 years.

“American Legion Post 43 has been active in the community, donating funds to local programs and schools and serving as youth mentors for many years,” said Commissioner Moss.  “I am proud to join the City of Homestead and co-prime sponsor Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava in recognizing the contributions made by this organization and honoring the proud and selfless service of our veterans.”

On September 29, 1919, fifteen World War I veterans applied for a charter of the American Legion. The American Legion Post, located at 399 S. Krome Ave, Homestead, FL, was chartered nationally on August 1, 1920. 

Located in County Commission Districts 8 and 9, signage for American Legion Way will be installed by Miami-Dade County on County street signs and traffic signal mast arms.  The Clerk of the Board will send certified copies of this Resolution to the City Manager of the City of Homestead, the United States Postal Service, the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the Public Works and Waste Management Department, the Development Services Division of the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department, the Homestead Police Department, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.