Eligibility Information

To be eligible for membership in The American Legion, you need to have been assigned to at least one day of federal active duty service any time during the eligibility periods as determined by U.S. Government, and received an honorable discharge/discharge under honorable conditions, or currently serving in one of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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!

Contact your closest Legion Post for pricing, and print, then fill out this PDF form with your information to apply.

-WWI APRIL 6, 1917 - NOVEMBER 11, 1918
-WWII DECEMBER 7, 1941 - present day (as determined by U.S. Congress)

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.

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