If you've served active duty in the armed forces during any
of the time periods listed here, and have been honorably discharged OR
are still on active duty -- you are eligible for membership in
THE AMERICAN LEGION.
To be eligible for The American Legion, a man or woman must have served at least one day of active duty in one of the armed forces of the United States during one of the eligibility eras below.
Current and past members of the National Guard and Reserve may also be eligible for membership provided that they had periods of active duty service in one or another of the aforementioned eligibility eras. Annual summer camps and weekend drills do not constitute eligible periods of service. Active duty is the key to Legion membership. A person need not have served overseas to be eligible, but must possess an Honorable Discharge (DD Form 214).
Here is how to join:
You'll receive a membership card in the mail within two to seven business
days. It will contain your Legion membership card, and literature outlining
the benefits of being a Legionnaire. In addition you will also receive
a monthly pre-paid subscription to The American Legion magazine.
It's a very comprehensive, non-censored, non-biased publication devoted
entirely to Veterans issues, benefits, American Legion activities, Capitol
Hill Legislation issues, American Legion National Headquarters articles,
and a great deal more. You'll also receive free The Missouri Legionnaire,
the official publication of The American Legion Department of Missouri,
giving you information on issues important to all Missouri Legionnaires.
Click Here To View The Membership Application
Mail this completed application to:
American Legion Pony Express Post 359
2414 South 4th Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501 - 3718
Please complete the appropriate entries:
Mailing Address:_____________________________________ Date:___________________
City:___________________________________ State________ Zip:_________-__________
My annual dues: $40.00 Paid by: ____Personal Check ____Money Order ____Cashiers Check
___ August 2, 1990 - Open Persian Gulf War
___ Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990 Panama
___ Aug. 24, 1982 - Jul. 31, 1984 Grenada/Lebanon
___ Feb. 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 Vietnam War
___ June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955 Korean War
___ Dec. 7, 1941 - Dec. 31, 1946 World War II
___ Apr. 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918 World War I
Branch Of Service:
___ U.S. Army
___ U.S. Navy
___ U.S. Air Force
___ U.S. Marines
___ U.S. Coast Guard
___ Merchant Marines [Only Eligibility 12/7/41 to 8/15/45]
I certify by my enclosed copy of my DD Form 214 or other proof of military service that I have served at least one day of active military duty during the date(s) marked above and was honorably discharged or still serving honorably.
Signature of Applicant
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