If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
*AUGUST 2, 1990 TO TODAY -- (PERSIAN GULF/ WAR ON TERRORISM)
DECEMBER 20, 1989 TO JANUARY 31, 1990 -- (OPERATION JUST CAUSE - PANAMA)
AUGUST 24, 1982 TO JULY 31, 1984 -- (LEBANON/GRENADA)
FEBRUARY 28, 1961 TO MAY 7, 1975 -- (VIETNAM)
JUNE 25, 1950 TO JANUARY 31, 1955 -- (KOREA)
DECEMBER 7, 1941 TO DECEMBER 31, 1946 -- (WORLD WAR II)
APRIL 6, 1917 TO NOVEMBER 11, 1918 -- (WORLD WAR I)
*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.
U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
Why become an American Legion member?
*Membership can be purchased directly from the post also.
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Your membership has assisted us with:
Processing more than 600 disability claims appeals per month for Veterans trying to get their VA medical benefits.
Giving emergency financial assistance to Legion families hit by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other disasters.
Urging Congress to provide enough VA funding to take care of Veterans' medical needs and provide it in advance.
Awarding college scholarships to children whose mothers or fathers have sacrificed their lives in the global war on terrorism.
Volunteering about one million hours every year at about 160 VA medical facilities nationwide.
Helping families of deployed troops through its Family Support Network and Operation Military Family Outreach.
Through its Temporary Financial Assistance program, helping the children of Veterans who are suffering hardships.
Donating about 100,000 pints of blood annually to the American Red Cross.
Lobbying Congress to upgrade and improve Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits (the legion wrote the original GI Bill in 1944)
Through its Heroes to Hometowns program, working with communities to welcome back their returning Veterans and help them make the transition to civilian life.
Sponsoring more than 5,000 American Legion Baseball teams, which are made up by more than 100,000 ballplayers.
Raising funds to improve the quality of life for active-duty troops, with the Wounded Warrior Recognition Program and Operation Comfort Warriors.
Offering community programs that encourage the intellectual and social growth of America's children (Boys State, National Oratorical Competition, Boy Scouts).