MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

 

NEW MEMBERSHIP

 

Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

  • Complete American Legion Membership application

    Mail or bring completed application to the Post along with your dues payment

    Applications are available at the Post

  • Copy of DD214 or discharge

  • Membership Dues Payment (Amount Shown on Application)

    Make checks payable to Post 655

    DO NOT SEND CASH.

  • If the information is correct, membership will be approved and a membership card will be mailed to listed address (Please see eligibility dates below)

 

TRANSFERS

 

Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to our Post must submit the following:

  • Completed Member Data Form

  • Copy of DD214 or Discharge

  • Copy of membership card

  • Dues: 

    If current year dues are not paid

    If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.


MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY DATES:  The American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:

 

(April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918) World War I
(December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946) World War II
(June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955) Korean War
(February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975) Vietnam War
(August 24, 1982 - July 31,1984) Lebanon/Grenada
(December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990) Operation Just Cause
(August 2, 1990 - Today)* Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

 

 *Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the above dates and honorably discharged or still serving honorably:

 

IMPORTANT: EVERYONE MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF DD 214 OR DISCHARGE

 

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.

 

For any questions please email: post655@hotmail.com

American Legion Post 655
2817 Carson Street
Haltom City, TX 76117
 
817-834-1632