WELCOME TO
THE AMERICAN LEGION

America's Largest
Veterans Service Organization

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Membership Eligibility Dates

 

World War I

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918

 

World War II

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946

 

Korean War

June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955

 

Vietnam War

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

 

Grenada and Lebanon

August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984

 

Panama

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

 

Persian Gulf

August 2, 1990 to a date decided by US Government

 

US Merchant Marine

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946

(Must apply for veterans status)