American Legion Department of Florida District 1 Commander Lamar Carroll conducted the installation of officers at Post 296 Destin on July 13. The new leadership is looking forward to expanding services to fellow veterans.

This past year the unit supported Fresh Start, Shelter House, and the Special Olympics of Okaloosa County. They are continuing this support and looking for more non-profit organizations to assist during the next year.

Commander James Dexter, 1st Vice Zach Miller, 2nd Vice Ken Eggman, Adjutant Ted Duncan, Finance Officer Dom Giovannelli, and the Executive Board are committed to continuing the 100 years of American Legion's Four Pillars of Veteran's Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.

For information about the auxiliary or its mission call 850-424-3746.