Membership eligibility in The American Legion is based upon honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces. The following dates apply:
W W I
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
W W II
December 7,1941 to December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 to January 31,1955
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Grenada And Lebanon
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
Desert Shield / Desert Storm
August 2, 1990 until the end of hostilities as determined by the U. S. Government. (Because this eligibility date remains open all members of the U.S. Armed Forces at this time are eligible to join.)
If you meet the eligibility dates as printed above, you may contact our local Post for membership.
Each Post makes its own verification of eligibility based on the individual's DD214.