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If you are currently on active duty, serving in the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.  National Guard and Reservists having been Federally activated (including basic training) during these same war eras also meet the eligibility requirements.

August 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War on Terrorism)

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Panama)

August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)


The process starts when you decide you would like to join us and complete an application to become a member of Post 2001 in one of America’s oldest veterans’ organizations. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919, and we’re now about 2.5 million strong, and approaching our Centennial Anniversary!

Of course, we’d like to have the Post membership meet you, so we encourage you to attend our next meeting and bring your completed application. * We also need to have you show us verification that you served in one or more of the wartime periods, so bring your active duty or retired ID card or DD214.

After verifying eligibility and successfully passing a vote by Post 2001 members present, you are officially a member. Annual dues are $45 and payment can be made in cash or check at the meeting. You’ll then get your temporary membership card.

So print and fill out the application form below and come join us!

* If you can’t attend the next meeting (we have them monthly on the 2nd Thursday), you can mail your completed application, a copy of your DD214 — which will be returned to you after our Adjutant verifies your service dates — and a check or money order for $45, your first year dues. Your temporary membership card will be mailed to you ASAP so you can begin enjoying some of the benefits of being a Legionnaire.

The American Legion Membership Application