Why Join the American Legion?
The American Legion is the largest Veteran service organization in Michigan and the United States.
For Veterans seeking to join an organization to help their community, state, and nation, the American Legion has many programs to chose from to accomplish that.
The American Legion is the leading organization on U.S. Flag etiquette, helping Veterans claims with the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration, and we have over 20 programs for members to participate. Programs like Boys State, Youth Cadet Law Enforcement, Scouting, Junior Shooting, Post Service Officer, and many others.
If you are a Veteran who truly wants to help their fellow Veteran the American Legion is the organization to join. Michigan is home to over 350 American Legion Posts and over 75,000 members.
Chose a Post that works for you
With over 350 posts in Michigan, not every post is the same. Some have lounges, many do not. Some are very active in their community, some are not. Locate several posts near you and find one that fits what you are looking for in being a volunteer.
Benefits of being a member
Even if you do not have time to volunteer or participate, just being a member helps hundreds of Veterans and their families every year. Membership dues help the Department of Michigan employee over 10 accredited veteran service officers to help Veterans with their VA claims. The American Legion in Michigan brings over 100 million dollars in VA benefits directly to Veterans each year.
Our Boys State program teaches civic leadership, our Oratorical Contest teaches communication skills and about the U.S. Constitution, and our baseball program continues to bring in players who move on to the big leagues.
The American Legion’s legislative initiatives in Lansing and Washington, D.C. help improving the benefits to our military and Veterans.
- AUGUST 2, 1990 TO TODAY (PERSIAN GULF/ WAR ON TERRORISM)
- DECEMBER 20, 1989 TO JANUARY 31, 1990 (OPERATION JUST CAUSE – PANAMA)
- AUGUST 24, 1982 TO JULY 31, 1984 (LEBANON/GRENADA)
- FEBRUARY 28, 1961 TO MAY 7, 1975 (VIETNAM)
- JUNE 25, 1950 TO JANUARY 31, 1955 (KOREA)
- DECEMBER 7, 1941 TO DECEMBER 31, 1946 (WORLD WAR II)
- APRIL 6, 1917 TO NOVEMBER 11, 1918 (WORLD WAR I)