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American Legion

The mission of the American Legion is to serve veterans, their families and their communities.  To support the American Legion programs for veterans, young people and community; to advance the understanding of patriotism and responsibility of citizenship; and to promote individual integrity and family values, volunteerism.

Eligibility requirements for the American Legion are those who served in the Armed Forces of the U. S. during any eligibility periods. Eligibility requirements for American Legion Auxiliary are women, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of members of the American Legion, of those who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. during any eligibility periods.  Jr. members are defined as that group under the age of 18. 

Eligibility Periods

World War I                                           April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918

World War II                                          Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946

Korean War                                          June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955

Vietnam War                                        February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

Lebanon/Grenada                              August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984

Panama                                                 December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

Operation Desert Shield/Storm                      

Gulf War/War on Terrorism              August 2, 1990 to date of cessation

U.S. Merchant Marines                     Served between December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946