JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION
Together, we make a difference
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 wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
Free Monthly Magazine
Our nation's leaders speak directly to citizens on the pages of The American Legion Magazine. The American Legion's organizational goals are promoted using the words of talented writers, professional journalists, and world leaders.
Department Newspaper 8 Times a Year
Read the local issues affecting veterans in Michigan, along with updated information on our programs, events, and goals.
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. See full list of membership discounts here.
A Voice in our 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 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 nationwide who assist veterans in preparing claims and obtaining their full military healthcare benefits through the VA.
*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).
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If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war ears listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
After you submit your application online, you will be asked to print out and mail a form with your check or credit card information (you may also call in your credit card information as well).