Eligibility Information
 01  2010 to Today   
 02  1990 to Aug
 20  1989 to Jan
 28  1961 to May
 25  1950 to Jan
 07  1941 to
06  1917 to Nov
00  0000
31  2010
31  1990
31  1984
07  1975
31  1955
 31  1946
11  1918
       24  1982 to July
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! For Those who meet the Eligibility and wish to join the America Legion, Please Contact Post 509. Your annual dues help  support programs in your community and across the nation. American Legion programs and services include: Troop Support,  Child Welfare Foundation, Heroes to Hometowns, American Legion Baseball, Department Service Officers, Family Support  Network, Flag Advocacy & Etiquette, Junior ROTC & ROTC, Operation Comfort Warriors, Scholarships, Veterans Job Fairs,  and many others. The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to  mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization,  committed to Mentoring youth and  sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and hornor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.  Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion  Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of  sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Heroes to Hometowns program connects local Legionnaires with recovering  wounded warriors and their families, providing a variety of support activities. The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide college scholarship opportunities.  The American Legion is a Nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots  involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state  and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the  nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership. The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and Volunteerism. The organization  belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.  
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the  war eras listed.  and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are  eligible for membership in The American Legion!   * 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. Merchant Marines are eligible only from   December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946. (WWII).
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