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:

April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918        (World War I)
December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946        (World War II)
June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955          (Korean War)
February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975         (Vietnam War)
August 24, 1982 and July 31, 1984            (Lebanon/Grenada)
December 20, 1989 and January 31, 1990  (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
*August 2, 1990 until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States
(Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm)

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the US Armed Forces are eligible to
join The American Legion at this time.



Updated Monday, Oct 22, 2018 10:52 AM

Other Links

¹ American Legion National Headquarters

¹ American Legion Department of MA

¹ U.S Department of Veterans Affairs

¹ MA Department of Veterans Affairs

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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
or leave at message at (617)398-3040 we would be proud to have you aboard.


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