Become a Member

An American Legion Post is only as effective as its members.

Why JoinJoin The American LegionJoin The S.A.L.Form DD214

“Still Serving America” is the motto of The American Legion.

Veterans who continue their service to America by still serving their communities. Veterans whose involvement in the community creates and supports the feeling of camaraderie which makes The American Legion the nation’s largest and the most respected organization of wartime veterans.

We are people helping people; Americans taking care of America. Please join us!

Membership dues: $36/year

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How to apply:

Download and complete the membership form. Mail completed membership form, form DD214 and a check made out to American Legion Post 254 to:

P.O. Box 413
180 West Maple Street
Johnstown, Ohio 43031


Eligibility:

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving — you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

  • Aug 2, 1990 – Today* Persian Gulf / War on Terrorism
  • Dec 20, 1989 – Jan 31, 1990 Operation Just Cause – Panama
  • Aug 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984 Grenada / Lebanon
  • Feb 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 Vietnam
  • June 25, 1950 – Jan 31, 1955 Korea
  • Dec 7, 1941 – Dec 31, 1946 World War II
  • April 6, 1917 – Nov 11, 1918 World War I

*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.

U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

Membership dues: $15/year (Jr. S.A.L.-$5/year)

Download S.A.L. Membership Form


How to apply:

Download and complete the membership form. Mail completed membership form, form DD214 and a check made out to American Legion Post 254 to:

P.O. Box 413
180 West Maple Street
Johnstown, Ohio 43031


Eligibility:

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during WWI, WWII and Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the Persian Gulf War, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service.

Need a Copy of form DD214?

Click here to go to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) online military personnel records request system. Use the system to create a customized order form to request information from your, or your relative’s, military personnel records.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.