The Mission of the American Legion and Post 77
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.
 
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
 
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
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.
 
For more information about the American Legion, review their website at Legion.org.
AMERICAN LEGION QUALIFICATIONS
 
 
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
 
*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 as determined by the government of the United States.
U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
  1. Korea
    Korea
    June 25, 1950 TO January 33, 1955 These veterans helped create a nation that remains free today and blocked the spread of China in Asia
  2. WWI
    WWI
    APRIL 6, 1917 TO NOVEMBER 11.1918 Veterans from the First World War have honored the American Legion by being members and laying the foundation for a grand Veterans Organization.
  3. WWII
    WWII
    December 7, 1941 TO December 31, 1946. Each generation of veterans have served their county and left their mark on history.
  4. Vietnam
    Vietnam
    February 28, 1961 TO May 7, 1975 Vietnam veterans not only fought a war in a remote jungle, they also endured the political and public storms created by this war. es.
  5. Lebanon and Grenada
    Lebanon and Grenada
    August 24, 1982 TO July 31, 1984 These two events in different parts of the world resulted in peace in Grenada and additional conflict in Lebanon.
  1. Persian Gulf War
    Persian Gulf War
    August 2, 1990 to Today Represents the longest war to date and included numerous combined conflicts none of which seem to reach a completely successful conclusion.. es.
  2. Operation Just Cause
    Operation Just Cause
    December 20, 1989 TO January 31, 1990 Soldiers invaded Panama to ensure the safety of the canal and US citizens and property.
Benefits of American Legion membership
Regardless of whether a member joins via pencil or computer, the membership benefits will include:
 
• Discounts: These practical, money-saving discounts for you and your family will easily save you many times the cost of your annual membership dues.
 
• Magazine: Our nation’s leaders speak directly to citizens on the pages of The American Legion Magazine. The monthly magazine features in-depth analysis, historical stories, Q&As with high-profile officials, news about veterans issues and much more.
 
• Voice on Capitol Hill: The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veterans affairs, fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that VA’s medical system is effectively serving those who served.
 
• VA benefit assistance: Your membership helps support department service officers nationwide who assist veterans in preparing claims and obtaining their full military health-care benefits through VA.
 
• Outstanding Local Post that serves the Veterans and the local community and the ability to visit other Post and locations in other locations.
 
• A great meeting location where you have the opportunity to meet, eat, drink, and talk with other members who have common interest.
 
​• Great Food in the Canteen with reasonable prices that in available for dine in or carry out. Special Dinners and celebrations are held throughout the year.
 
• Provides an excellent way for you to become involved and continue to serve.
 
 
 
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If you are interented in becoming a Member of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, or the Auxilary, please contact Post 77 and you will be contacted by the post with a request for more information to begin the process with you
 
You can also use the American Legion Forms provided at
 
 http://www.legion.org/membership/215112/how-join-american-legion
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