Joining the American Legion: The Whys and The Hows

If you’re an honorably discharged veteran who served during any of the following war eras:

August 2, 1900 – Today (Persian Gulf/War on Terrorism)
December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause – Panama)
August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 (Vietnam)
June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955 (Korea)
December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946 (World War II)
April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918 (World War I)*

*Source – https://www.members.legion.org

 
You’re eligible to join America’s largest wartime veterans service organization.

Why is that a good thing? Because the American Legion exists to:

  • Advocate patriotism and honor.
  • Support strong national security.
  • Promote continued devotion to and support of American veterans and service members.
  • Strengthen communities through volunteerism, wholesome programs and mentoring youth.
  • Stay active in both local and national legislative processes for the purpose of advocating for best interests of veterans and service members.
  • Provide veterans and service members with an opportunity for fellowship and camaraderie.

If this is something you’d like to be a part of, all that’s left is to fill out an application, either online or at your local post, and provide proof of eligibility, usually in the form of your DD-214.

But what if you’re one of the thousands of vets whose DD-214 has been lost, stolen, accidentally destroyed or even never received?

You could use the National Archives’ free service, eVetRecs, which requires you to print out paperwork, fill it out by hand, mail it in and then wait for return mail. (And remember, there are thousands of you, so this might take some time).

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