Membership - Come Join Us

Why Join the Legion?

Click on Image Above, why you should belong to the American Legion

We are veterans just like you.Service to our veterans begins with our membership base.  Without members we would have no voice on Capitol Hill nor could we achieve the entitlements and support to our veterans, their families, their communities, our state and nation. 

Our service to veterans and their communities are manifested in our programs.  There are many to choose from our veterans, Children and Youth and Americanism programs.  Single theme or service posts can be drawing cards for starting new posts.  Legion officers at every level should be coaches, motivators and consultants in helping posts develop and maintain programs.

Our Legionnaires, Auxiliay and Sons of the American Legion Members  participate in many community activities such as parades, memorials, dedications, etc.

The American Legion Overview Brochure

This is the American Legion

How we help

Guide to The American Legion Emblem


Legion Membership

   If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served during any eligible war eras (see the Application Form below), you are a veteran and you're eligible to become a Legionnaire!

     You've probably heard of The American Legion. We're veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation's youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned and were promised by service to our nation in uniform.

     The American Legion is America's largest veterans organization. We're fighting for higher active duty pay, future retired COLAs, better military housing, assistance for veterans in finding jobs, and a superior health care system proposed by the Legion called the GI Bill of Health which you and your family can continue to use after separation or retirement.

     We work to not only to protect and improve benefits for veterans, but more importantly, we are working to make our communities better through some of our many programs including Children and Youth and Americanism.

     We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!"

     Please print a copy of the form below, complete and mail it to us.

Legion Membership Application



Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Membership

A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras.

Gulf War/War on Terrorism   August 2, 1990 to date of cessation
Panama   December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Lebanon and Grenada   August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Vietnam War   February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Korean War   June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
WW II   December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
WW I   April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918

American Legion Auxiliary Membership Application


S.A.L. Membership Eligibility Requirements

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.

S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of  The  American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on  Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the  National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent  to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.

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