Preamble For God and Country
We associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
Membership eligibility in The American Legion is based on honorable service with the US Armed Forces between:
What are the eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion?
Thanks to the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act), Congress expanded the current eligibility period to cover Dec. 7, 1941, to the present, and includes the current war campaigns. Previously, there were seven declared war periods. Now there are two, the current war period dating back to World War II and another war era covering World War I. No other restrictions to American Legion membership changed.
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¹ American Legion National Headquarters
¹ American Legion Department of MA
¹ U.S Department of Veterans Affairs
¹ MA Department of Veterans Affairs
If you are retired or still on active duty service and would like to join the Charlestown American Legion J.W. Conway Bunkerhill Post 26
Contact: Sam Morris at email@example.com
or leave at message at (617)398-3040 we would be proud to have you aboard.