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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


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.


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