We’re veterans just like you 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 our service to the nation we love.

The Massachusetts American Legion is always there for you and your family – whether it is when we lobby in Washington or at our 300+ local American Legion Posts throughout Massachusetts. Just like you, we’re “Still Serving America!”

Membership in the American Legion offers many benefits that include involvement in community programs, a voice in Washington DC, investment in children activities, education and camaraderie. Of course our main focus is for veteran's rights and their families. Which is why we continue to lobby in Washington for veterans as well as current servicemen and women.


Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership

The American Legion is the nation's largest, most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veterans. Since 1919, Legionnaires have fought for the rights of servicemen and women. Today we stand at 2.4 million members with over 40,000 Legionnaires from the Department of Massachusetts. If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.

Eligibility Dates:

  • Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)
  • Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
  • Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
  • Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)

Membership Application