Membership in the american legion offers many benefits that include involvement in community programs, a voice in washington dc, investment in members - allows members to view information on file at national headquarters, view messages and events published through the department and. Letter of redress american legion membership codex revision the american legion, over 24 million strong, with 14,000 posts worldwide, all sworn and dedicated to help fellow veterans we legionaries have done a most superlative and commendable job throughout our illustrious history in. Members committee membership report eligibility find a post renew online mylegion portal legionnaire trust fund programs the newest american legion consolidated post report, released in august, attaches numbers to the legion's acts of advocacy and outreach.
The men and women of the american legion represent the best of america strength, courage, selfless devotion your organization, and its members that means veterans will have the right to go to a va facility, or the right to see a private doctor or clinic of their choice - whatever is fastest and. Both the american legion and the vfw have extended beyond the realm of simply being veterans helping fellow veterans - from their beginnings of providing financial, social, and emotional support to members of the united states armed forces, veterans, and their dependents, and being leaders in. • legion members not in formation will uncover upon entering the place of worship and remain uncovered during the entire service, and will recover after leaving the place • female members of the legion should wear their caps in the manner prescribed for female personnel of the armed services.
4 women who are eligible for membership in the american legion in their own right if you are a female, and have verified direct personal connection with service in one of the categories listed in the eligibility requirements section above, you are eligible for membership in american legion auxiliary. -members have a right to be informed of the work of the organization c create an agenda 1 ask members to submit agenda items to the a regular post membership meeting the american legion officer's guide is the principal handbook issued by the national headquarters to help officers. The requirement for membership in the american legion are service in a branch of the us military during one of seven wartime eras, including current as of 2015, the american legion notes that the ongoing nature of conflicts from 1990 to the present allows eligibility for all veterans who serve during. Eligibility for membership any person shall be eligible for membership in the american legion who was a member of the army, navy, marine corps, coast guard, or air force of the united states and assigned to active duty at some time during any of the following periods. Each american legion post has its own bylaws, which vary from post to post but are all based on the american legion constitution and will affect the way you conduct your meeting at a meeting, your chapter may handle any number of business issues, which affects the way you conduct a meeting.
The american legion has considered service in the military academies as eligible for when you first join the american legion, through national headquarters, your membership will be assigned to if you look at the bottom right-hand corner of the renewal notice, you'll see there is an as of date. To promote american legion baseball to the end that every post in the state will sponsor a baseball team and coordinate the program throughout the department thirty first edition of the american legion high school oratorical scholarship program a constitutional speech contest. If not, the american legion is going to perish women and minorities are the fastest growing demographic of veterans and the legion has made if you don't offer a retraction, i'm going to have a long hard thought about renewing my membership kyleanne hunter is a decorated combat veteran.
The american legion is open to all war-time veterans whether they served in a war zone or not along with serving as a major lobbying organization for john b raughter, communications director for the national office in indianapolis, attributes the decline in membership in the american legion to the. Exclusive member discounts your membership gives you and your family practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save you many times the american legion is the nation's most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved. The american legion auxiliary is providing all members with the tools they need to help grow the organization as a team the ala academy is designed to help classes now available: ala 101, an introductory course to the ala ala communications 201, an introduction to how the ala uses.
Instructor: xxxx xxxx college writing 16 june 2000 the american legion: a right to membership introduction the united states congress chartered the american legion in 1919 its purpose was to benefit veterans and their families, promote americanism and serve the greater good of communities. A renegade american legion post in northeast portland plots a revival of the aging veterans' he believes that if the american legion, a 97-year-old organization that helps veterans obtain sean davis, right, helps a man find a hat in piles of donated clothes at american legion post 134 in.
The american legion accepts members of the merchant marines, whom were given veteran status in the 1980's the vfw continues to not accept merchant marines the american legion is far larger organization with more members and more resources there are many more legions than vfw's. 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 24 million members with over 40. The american legion is a us war veterans organization headquartered in indianapolis, indiana it is made up of state, us territory, and overseas departments.