If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably, we invite you to become a member of the American Legion.
National Guard and Reservists who have been Federally activated, including basic training, also meet the eligibility requirements. For more information on National Guard and Reservist eligibility, click here.
The LEGION Act recently was passed to include veterans from the beginning of World War II–Dec. 7, 1941–to a time to be later determined.
Membership applications are being updated, but may still be used. Prospective Legionnaires and recruiters may write "LEGION Act" in the eligibility date section.
American Legion Riders
Eligible American Legion Post, Auxiliary and Sons members who are interested in joining AL Riders Chapter 218 can check the eligibility on the Riders page.
Those eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary include the mother, spouse, daughter, sister, grand-daughter or grandmother of members of the American Legion, and deceased veterans who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces between April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and from Dec. 7, 1941, to a time to be later determined. Women veterans and servicemembers are eligible to Join the auxiliary regardless of whether she is a member of the American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct descendants) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.
Sons of the AL
American Legion Eligibility
American Legion Post 218
1007 East Third Street Washington, Missouri 636-239-4363
All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of the American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during any time from April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and from Dec. 7, 1941, to a time to be later determined or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service.
Sons of The American Legion
American Legion Auxiliary