Membership Eligibility

If you are on active duty today - serving honorably anywhere in the world - or have served honorably during any eligible war eras (see dates below), become a member of The American Legion!

We're veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation's youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned - and were promised - by service to our nation in uniform.

We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family - in Washington and nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!"


You must have served between the following dates:

  • April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
  • December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
  • June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
  • December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
  • August 2, 1990 to today (Operation Desert Shield/Storm / War on Terror)*

The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs. Your membership in the Legion will strengthen our fight for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families, and help insure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for the sick and wounded returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

* 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 are determined by the Government of the United States of America.

You Will Need

  • service between dates above
  • a copy of your DD214
  • a completed application
  • your membership dues

Stop by the Post to take care of it. We look forward to seeing you!

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American Legion Post 534

4911 Burma Rd. McFarland, WI 53558

Phone: (608) 838-3249