Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership
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).
Benefits of Membership
Your membership gives you and your family practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save
you many times the cost of your annual membership dues.
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Our nation's leaders speak directly to citizens on the pages of The American Legion
Magazine. The Legion's organizational goals are promoted using the words of talented writers, professional journalists,
and world leaders.
A Powerful Force in our Nation's Capitol
The American Legion is the nation’s most influential,
effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty
families and helping to ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for veterans.
What we are doing for you today
VA Benefit Assistance
Your membership helps support Department Service Officers nationwide who assist veterans
in preparing claims and obtaining their full military healthcare benefits through the VA.
Get help with claims