Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Membership

Membership eligibility in The American Legion is based on honorable service with the US Armed Forces between:

  • April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918 (World War I)
  • December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946 (World War II)
  • June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • August 24, 1982 and July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
  • December 20, 1989 and January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause – Panama)

*August 2, 1990 until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States
(Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm)

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the US Armed Forces are eligible to
join The American Legion at this time.