American Legion, J.W. Mathers Jr., Post 163, Eau Gallie Fl.
Meetings held at the post the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
J. W. Mathers, Jr. was one of the first men killed from this area. He was a PFC and killed after he went overseas. He was survived by his wife, the former Claire O'Hare and a child. His mother and sister also were survivors. His mother was a charter member of the Unit an passed away in 1974. Mathers Bridge, which crosses over the river from Indian Harbor Beach to Indialantic, was named after him.