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American Legion Morris County - New Jersey

Membership Requirements

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New Membership

Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

  1. Complete American Legion Membership Application.

    Print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to above address, together with your dues payment. (Dues amount on application).  Applications are also available at the Post.)
     
  2. Provide a copy of your DD214 discharge.
     
  3. Pay the membership dues (amount shown on application). Make checks payable to our Post listed above. DO NOT SEND CASH.
     
  4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.
     
  5. Please see eligibility dates below.
     
  6. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

Transfers

Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to our Post must submit the following:

  1. Complete American Legion Membership Application.
     
  2. Provide a copy of your DD214 discharge.
     
  3. Provide a copy of your membership card.
     
  4. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

 

ELIGIBILITY DATES

Membership eligibility in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:

The LEGION Act Was Signed Into Law by President Trump

Effective July 30, 2019

The American Legion Eligibility Criteria Has Changed

There are Now 2 Eligibility Periods

 

April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918

Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the 

federal government.

 

Prospective Members Simply Need to Have Served Honorably and Provide Proof of Service (DD214)

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.

Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates below and honorably discharged or still serving honorably. 

For any questions please contact our membership chairman, or stop at the Post.

Click on the gold star "Application" menu button for an online application form.