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Eligibility Information

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion! 

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty 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).

As long as you have served at least one day of federal active duty during any qualifying period, you are eligible for membership.

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary now open to male spouses of U.S. veterans and servicemembers

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service.

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