The American Legion is an organization of U.S. war veterans formed in Paris on March 15-17, 1919, by delegates from all units of the American Expeditionary Forces. Their main mission is to sponsor programs that improve veterans communities, such as scholarships, veterans help programs(i.e ending veterans homelessness), and youth sports. They also promote national security, patriotism, and devotion to veterans.
Eligibility Dates for Membership in The American Legion
December 7th 1941 to Present
All honorably discharged veterans and serving active-duty military are eligible for membership in the American Legion.