Becoming a Member of the American Legion

American Legion Purpose Statement
Becoming a Member of the American Legion
Preamble of The American Legion
American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 173
Auxiliary Programs
Auxiliary Membership Benefits
Department of New York and 7th District American Legion Auxiliary Officers
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We are always looking for people interested in joining our organization.

How Can You Join?

To join we need a completed application and membership dues for the first year. Please contact us for more information and a copy of the application.

Who Can Join?

Any person who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the United States and assigned to active duty at some time during any of the following periods:
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
December 22, 1961 - May 7, 1975
August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
August 2, 1990 - the date of cessation of hostilities as determined by the Government of the United States.
Service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation.

Benefits of Joining

Besides becoming a member of the largest Veterans organization, you will enjoy many benefits such as activities at the post for adults and children.  Your membership will allow you to obtain life insurance, long term care insurance, and dental insurance at reduced cost.  You will also enjoy such benefits as emergency roadside assistance, car rental, movers, wireless phone service, prescription drug program, hotel, and much more.