Eligibility

If you have served federal active duty in the 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!

Persian Gulf
August 2, 1990-Present
Panama (Just Cause)
December 20, 1989-January 31, 1990
Lebanon/Grenada
August 24, 1961-July 31, 1984
Vietnam Era
February 28, 1961-May 7 1975
Korean War
June 25, 1950-January 31, 1955
World War I
April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918
World War II
December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the US 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.

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