MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION   

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

NEW MEMBERSHIP

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

1. Completed American Legion Membership application.

 Print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to our post address: P O Box 171, Manhattan, IL 60442, together with your dues payment.  Applications are also available at the Post meetings.)

2. COPY OF DD214 OR DISCHARGE

3. Membership Dues Payment. Dues. ($ 40.00). Make checks payable to Manhattan American Legion Post 935. DO NOT SEND CASH.

4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.

5. Please see eligibility dates below.

TRANSFERS

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

                                 a. Completed Member Data Form.
                                 b.
COPY OF DD214 OR DISCHARGE
                                 c. COPY OF MEMBERSHIP CARD

Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

ELIGIBILITY DATES
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MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY in 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

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.

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

For any questions please contact our membership chairman Larry Musson - Tel: 815-907-7017 or come to the Post meeting.



 

 

Post Meetings

Post Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of each month at the Manhattan Township building

230 S. Wabash St.

 

American Legion, Department of Illinois website:

http://www.illegion.org/