Why I Joined
Discover the heartfelt testimonials of veterans who found purpose, camaraderie, and support through The American Legion. Listen to the voices of those who have walked the same path, sharing why they chose to become a part of our community.
Take advantage of our online multi-year membership option to lock in your current dues rate for the next 3 years and avoid any potential dues increases.

(We want) veterans to understand that we’re open, we’re here for them, and if they need somewhere to come, this is almost like a safe house.

Kevin Boyd, Post 38 Fort Meyers, FL

I really like that the Legion has opened me up to all these things I didn’t even know about.

Sydney Pollack, Post 164, Spearfish, SD

The American Legion Riders provide an avenue for attracting younger veterans. The feeling they get, to ride with the Riders, provides great therapy for them as they enjoy fellowship with their fellow veterans.

LZ Harrison, Post 6 Hopkins, SC

Join for Community

Discover the perfect volunteer opportunities tailored to your interests. The American Legion passionately backs its community through a myriad of avenues, whether by directly engaging in the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service program, forging connections with nearby National Guard and reserve units, or extending a helping hand to local charities like Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. Additionally, the Legion dedicates itself to nurturing youth through various programs and activities, including but not limited to American Legion Baseball, Jr. Shooting Sports, Oratorical competitions, and Boys and Girls State.

Join for Benefits

Accredited American Legion service officers are specially trained to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families. Your membership also helps support American Legion Department Service Officers nationwide who assist veterans in preparing claims and obtaining their full military healthcare benefits through the VA.

Join for Family

The American Legion stands as a beacon of inclusivity and camaraderie, offering a welcoming embrace to veterans and their families from all walks of life. Serving as more than just a gathering place, it fosters a sense of belonging and understanding within the veteran community, transcending differences, and uniting individuals under a shared bond of service.

Join for 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.