Since 1919, the American Legion stands for:
Defense, Veterans, Youth, and Patriotism.
To be eligible to join The American Legion, a man or woman must have served at least one day of active duty in one of the armed forces of the United States during one of the eligibility eras below.
They are as follows:
Current and past members of the National Guard and Reserve may also be eligible for membership provided that they had periods of at least four months of duration for training in one or another of the aforementioned eligibility eras. Annual summer camps and weekend drills do not constitute eligible periods of service. Active duty is the key to Legion membership. A person need not have served overseas to be eligible, but must possess an Honorable Discharge with a form DD-214.
Active Duty personnel are welcome to join. Post 291 will pay your first year's membership dues of $95.00, but you are responsible for yearly dues thereafter. If you want to purchase a gate card for our parking lot, the cost is $25.00, and a Post 291 cap is $60.00
In addition to our Membership Application, a copy of your military Active Duty ID is also required.