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Membership

**2018 Membership Cards are now in!**

Legionnaire Dues $45

Sons Dues $20

Auxiliary Dues $25

Members can renew their dues at the post, via mail or the internet.

Legionnaire Eligibility –

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served during one of the designated wartime eras are eligible to join the American Legion, unless they have been dishonorably discharged from their military branch. The American Legion makes the exact dates of the eligible periods available on the application portion of its website, and makes note that any member of the Merchant Marines is only eligible if he served during World War II. As of 2015, the American Legion notes that the ongoing nature of conflicts from 1990 to the present allows eligibility for all veterans who serve during this period.

The American Legion also offers membership to the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion groups. The Auxiliary is open to all female immediate family members of veterans eligible for the American Legion, while Sons of the American Legion is open to all male immediate family members of eligible veterans https://www.legion.org/members.

  • Gulf War/War on Terrorism August 2, 1990 to date of cessation
    Panama December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990
    Lebanon and Grenada August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984
    Vietnam War February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
    Korean War June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955
    WW II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
    WW I April 6, 1917 – November 11,1918

Sons Eligibility –

All applicants for membership in the Sons of The American Legion must meet the following requirements established by The American Legion to be eligible for membership.

(1) Applicant must be a direct male descendant, adopted son or stepson of a member of The American Legion.

(2) Or the applicant must be a direct male descendant, adopted son or stepson of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the Persian Gulf War, or who died subsequent to their Honorable Discharge from such service. Eligibility periods are listed below.

A male descendant of a veteran is defined as one of the following:

  • A son
  • A grandson
  • A great-grandson (and so on)
  • A stepson
  • An adopted son

If you meet these requirements you are eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Legion https://www.legion.org/sons.

Auxiliary Eligibility –

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service. Eligibility has recently changed for step-daughters. Women are no longer able to become members under their step-father.

A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion. If you wish to become a member of the American Legion Auxiliary you must have a copy of your family member’s DD-214 (discharge papers) unless they are deceased https://www.legion.org/auxiliary.

Where do I pay my dues?

Members can pay annual membership dues to the American Legion every year either to the local post where one is a member or online at www.legion.org. When paying online, members can make this annual fee an automatic payment from a verified checking account.

Lifetime membership –

Members can choose to pay for a lifetime membership, which is called a Paid Up For Life membership. Members who choose this program pay either a lump sum or 12 monthly installments equal to the total membership amount. This program ensures the member never pays dues again, regardless of any future increase in dues. Mailed renewal notices remind members when to pay dues. Find out more information at: http://www.legion.org/pufl.