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LEGION Act signed

In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941. The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.

The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible. The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the federal government.  

 

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IMPORTANT: EVERYONE MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF
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ELIGIBILITY DATES

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

April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 - World War I
and December 7, 1941 -

Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time. Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates above and honorably discharged or still serving honorably.

For membership application, please contact or stop by your local post.