Together, we make a difference
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
When joining The American Legion you will receive a free gift. Refer to the mail offer you received for details.
Free Monthly Magazine
Our nation's leaders speak directly to citizens on the pages of The American Legion Magazine. The American Legion's organizational goals are promoted using the words of talented writers, professional journalists, and world leaders.
Your membership gives you and your family practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save you many times the cost of your annual membership dues.
A Voice in our Nation's Capital
The American Legion is the nation's most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the VA's medical system can properly care for veterans.
VA Benefit Assistance
Your membership helps support Department Service Officers nationwide who assist veterans in preparing claims and obtaining their full military healthcare benefits through the VA.
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
The Auxiliary's membership is more than 600,000 strong with more than 8,000 units in communities nationwide. Auxiliary membership includes grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of veterans eligible for American Legion membership.
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.