American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett talks about why membership is important, why every member should be recruiting new members, and what tools are available to help with that process.
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
|*August 2, 1990 to today||(Persian Gulf/ War on Terrorism)|
|December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990||(Operation Just Cause - Panama)|
|August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984||(Lebanon/Grenada)|
|February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975||(Vietnam)|
|June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955||(Korea)|
|December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946||(World War II)|
|April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918||(World War I)|
*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.
U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
|September 14, 2016||50%|
|October 12, 2016||55%|
|November 14, 2016||65%|
|December 14, 2016||75%|
|January 19, 2017||80%|
|February 8, 2017||85%|
|March 8, 2017||90%|
|April 12, 2017||95%|
|May 10, 2017||100%|
Delegate Strength 30 Days Prior to National Convention
Target dates are the second Wednesday of the month unless a holiday falls on that day or at the beginning of that week
The November target date will be on the third Wednesday due to Veterans Day falling on the previous Friday. To maximize the December renewal notice, and allow for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the January target date will be the third Thursday of the month.