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Eligibility Information

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!

World War I April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korea June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Panama December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
*August 2, 1990 to today Gulf War/ War on Terrorism

*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).