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, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.

- Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)

- Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)

- Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)

- Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

- June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)

- Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)

- April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)

How much does it cost to join?

Yearly membership dues are $35 through the end of 2017.  Due to a $5.25 increase in Department dues, Post 216 dues will be $40 starting January 1, 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 any ladies with a spouse, parent, or grandparent who also holds a legion membership or was KIA.  Membership for the Auxiliary has an annual fee of $22 for adults or $4 for junior members (under 18).  Click here for more information.

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

SAL Membership is available to any gentleman with a parent or grandparent who also holds a legion membership or was KIA.  Membership for SAL  has an annual fee of $15.  Click here for more information.