Why Join the American Legion?
The American Legion is the nation’s largest and most powerful organization of U.S. wartime veterans and their families. Today, it counts 2.3 million members who operate through nearly 14,000 posts across the United States and beyond.
Since its inception by an act of Congress in 1919, The American Legion has delivered substantial improvements for veterans, families and communities. The Legion ushered in the modern VA. The Legion drafted and drove home passage of the GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Legion has brought into existence dozens of health-care benefits for veterans and programs designed to provide decent civilian careers after discharge.
The American Legion works every day on behalf of all U.S. servicemen and women. It is recognized as a national leader in transition assistance from military to civilian life, providing resources for careers, education opportunities, child care and more. For those looking to make an impact in local communities, The American Legion has endless opportunities.
These are just a few of the benefits you will enjoy as a member of the American Legion:
• Exclusive Member Discounts available from many businesses
• 12 Issues of the American Legion Magazine
• Official Membership Card
• Access to scholarships and programs
Membership Eligibility Requirements
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty 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).
You will have to provide a copy of your DD214 to a Post 38 Officer in person to complete Member application.
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