PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT ON JULY 30, 2019, CONGRESS
AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CHANGED THE
CHARTER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION AND THE MILITARY
SERVICE ELIGIBILITY DATES FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE
THE NEW QUALIFYING DATES OF MILITARY SERVICE
HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO INCLUDE:
WORLD WAR I - April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
WORLD WAR II - December 7, 1941 until Congress
recognizes the end of the WAR ON TERROR at a
If you have served active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States of America
during any of the time periods listed below, and have been Honorably Discharged, or
are currently serving, you are eligible for membership in The American Legion.
World War I
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War II
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Gulf War/ War on Terrorism
August 2, 1990 - Present
All dates after December 7, 1941 to present, that are not
included in the above periods.
(New change effective 7/30/2019)
ranks of 'Veterans helping veterans'. Click below and download an application to join,
or renew your American Legion Membership. If you have any questions regarding
membership feel free to use the 'Contact Us' button on the left side of any page and we
will get back to you with the information. We make becoming a member easy because
you've already done the hard part...
becoming a U.S. VETERAN!
American Legion, click on 'American Legion National Website' at left and
look under membership.
Download American Legion Application