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The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919. Nearly a century later we still uphold our original mission to serve our fellow veterans, their families and our communities. This video will help you learn more about how The American Legion continues to serve.

If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.




Among  the  Benefits:

Membership in The American Legion offers a number of  benefits, They include:

Natural Camaraderie

Where else can you spend time with others who understand where you’ve been, and where you are, as a veteran?

Outreach in Local Communities

Whether holding holiday parties for kids, coordinating regular blood drives, providing a venue for charitable events, mentoring Boy Scouts and junior shooters, or sponsoring elite Legion baseball teams (just to name a few), local posts have a strong heritage of community service.

Exclusive Member Discounts

Your membership gives you and your family practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save you many times the cost of your annual membership dues. There are discounts for car rental, home services, electronics and technology, financial and insurance services, travel and lodging, and more.

12 Issues of The Legion Magazine

The monthly magazine boasts features on military, veterans and political topics written by talented writers, professional journalists and world leaders.

A Powerful Voice in Nation’s Capital

The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families, guaranteed GI Bill education benefits, and helping to ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for veterans.

VA Benefit Assistance

Your membership helps support Department Service Officers who assist veterans in preparing claims and obtaining their full military healthcare benefits through the VA.

Access to Scholarships and Programs

Posts, County Legions and the Department offer a variety of scholarhips for Legion Family members entering college.