Eligibility Information

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).

How to Join / Renew

You may join or renew your membership in many ways.

  • During a visit to the Post, ask to speak to the Membership Chairman, Dave Gardner, or see any of the Social Quarters staff for an application. We can process all types of payments in the social quarters.
  • Download and complete a paper application. Click here to download. Return the form along with your payment to the address on the form.
  • Renew on the American Legion National website. Click this link and follow the instructions. The Legion site does accept credit cards.
  • If you are an existing member, the American Legion should mail you a renewal form in July of each year.