The computerized Membership program at National records it as PUFL, Honorary Life and 1 year (for individuals who pay year to year). Don't worry, your continuous years are still annotated on your actual Membership Card and a certificate, in five-year increments, for continuous Membership .
Actual Membership Cards will be mailed out once the bundle and master Post Membership roster are received. We were informed at Department Convention this month that there has been a delay at National due to a shortage in the required paper needed for print.
Please record the correct information on the returned notice, to include email address, when sending in renewal notice. Don't forget to correct your data at Mylegion.org.
If you have served during any eligible war eras (see below) or are on active duty today, you're eligible to become a Legionnaire! The American Legion is America's largest veterans organization. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned — and were promised — by service to our nation in uniform. We're fighting for higher active duty pay, future retired COLAs, better military housing, assistance for veterans in finding jobs, and a superior health care system proposed by the Legion called the GI Bill of Health which you — and your family — can continue to use after separation or retirement. We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits.
The American Legion is always there for you and your family — in Washington, at nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad, as well as right here in the Charlottesville-Albemarle County area at Post 74. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!" If you have served federal active duty in the 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! Please contact us at (434) 977-1050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible War Eras
Note: 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.
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 World War I
December 7, 1941 to Present
*December 7, 1941 to August 16, 1945 U.S. Merchant Marine