About the American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and 
incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

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

- April 6, 1917 to Nov 11, 1918 (World War I)
- Dec 7, 1941 to Dec 31, 1946 (World War II)
- June 25, 1950 to Jan 31, 1955 (Korean War)
- Feb 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
- Aug 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
- Dec 20, 1989 to Jan 31, 1990 (Panama)
- Aug 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War/War on Terror)