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Membership Eligibility

If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served a minimum of one day federal active service during any eligible war eras, you are a veteran and you're eligible to become a Legionnaire!

We're veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans, their families, and our nation's youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington, dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned - and were promised - by service to our nation in uniform.

We invite you to join us now.  Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family.  In Virginia, we have 222 posts, and over 59,000 members.  Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!"

You must have served at least one day of active military duty during the dates below and have been honorably discharged or still serving honorably.

Eligibility Dates:

April 6, 1917- Nov 11, 1918;
Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946
Jun 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955
Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Aug 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 31, 1990
Aug 2, 1990 - present

We have application forms at the Post or you may get them at the National web site.

DD214 and other military records:
www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/