Membership FAQ

Why join the American Legion?

The American Legion is a community oriented service organization.  At Post 216 we pride ourselves on both veteran and community outreach.  We would love to have you get involved!

What are the eligibility requirements for becoming a Legion member?

If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, or have served honorably from Dec. 7, 1941 to the present, including the current war campaigns, you are eligible to become a member of The American Legion.

Thanks to the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act), Congress expanded the current eligibility period.  Previously, there were seven declared war periods. 

Now there are two, the current war period dating back to World War II and the original war era covering World War I. 

How much does it cost to join?

Yearly membership dues are $40 as of 1 January 2018.   

We are so sure you will love being a part of our organization that we cover the first year of dues for first time members!  There is no risk to come and check us out!

How do I get started?

If you are interested in joining Post 216 please contact us here or stop by and say hello!  

We would love to get to know you, and help you get the process started.

 I am interested in joining the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Auxiliary Membership is available to ladies with a spouse, parent, or grandparent who also holds or held a Legion membership or was KIA.  

NEW for 2020! - Male spouses are now able to join the American Legion Auxiliary!  Click here for more information.

Membership for the Auxiliary has an annual fee of $25 for adults or $4 for junior members (under 18).

I am interested in joining the Sons of the American Legion.

SAL Membership is available to males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.  

Membership for SAL  has an annual fee of $20.  Click here for more information.

I am interested in joining the American Legion Riders.

ALR Membership is available to anyone who holds a current membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.  

Membership for ALR has an annual fee of $15. The first year of membership is free, paid for by Post 216 ALR.