If you are interested in membership with the American Legion Post 1976 in Annandale, Virginia, please confirm your eligibility below. You can print a form to mail, come to our post and apply in-person, or sign up online at Legion.org.
There are currently over 700 members of Post 1976, including 4 who are Paid Up For Life. There are 95 in the Auxiliary, with 15 of those holding dual membership in the Post. There are 46 Sons of the American Legion, with 12 holding dual membership. The Riders currently have 29 members.
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!
American Legion Eligibility Requirements
|WWI||APRIL 6, 1917 – NOVEMBER 11, 1918|
|WWII||DECEMBER 7, 1941 – DECEMBER 31, 1946|
|KOREAN WAR||JUNE 25, 1950 – JANUARY 31, 1955|
|VIETNAM WAR||FEBRUARY 28, 1961 – MAY 7, 1975|
|LEBANON/GRENADA||AUGUST 24, 1982 – JULY 31, 1984|
|PANAMA||DECEMBER 20, 1989 – JANUARY 31, 1990|
|GULF WAR/WAR ON TERRORISM||AUGUST 2, 1990 – PRESENT|
*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).
American Legion Auxiliary Eligibility
Membership in The American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the:
(1) grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion; and
(2) grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who served in either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918 and any time after December 7, 1941 who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of their entry therein served on active duty in the Armed Forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge;
(3) grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941 who served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge; and
(4) to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The American Legion.*
* A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct descendants) and/or spouse depends upon her membership in The American Legion.
Sign up by coming in, or completing this American Legion Auxiliary Membership Form.
More information can be found at https://www.alaforveterans.org/
Sons of the American Legion 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 World War I, and December 7, 1941, to date, as 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, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion.
There shall be no forms or class of membership except an active membership.
Come in to the Post to sign up, or print this Sons of the American Legion Application Form.
More information at https://www.legion.org/sons
American Legion Riders Eligibility
Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.
Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner’s spouse within the state of registration.
All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.