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Become A Member
Eligibility Information a) Anyone who served our Country during either of the time periods listed below;

b) Is a male descendant, adopted son or stepson of any present member of The American Legion, or such male descendants of veterans who died in service during the
following periods, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service; or

c) is the the mother, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, grandmother, or is herself a veteran of either of the following:
* December 7, 1941 - to Present
Persian Gulf / War on Terrorism,
Operation Just Cause - Panama,
Lebanon / Grenada,
World War II
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War I
Veterans who did not serve during Vietnam, Panama, Granada, or Global War on Terrorism can join under Other Conflicts. If this applies to you, please write 'LEGION Act' in the eligibility date section of the membership application if your service falls outside the previous war eras. (Updated membership applications are on order to reflect these changes)

* 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).