If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty 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.
**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the federal government. No other restrictions to American Legion membership are changed.
To Elmhurst and surrounding town residents: If you are a Veteran in your 20's, 30's, or 40's (or any other age), are a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a Veteran, living or deceased, who served during the above dates, we welcome you to stop by the Post. We are looking for new members to join the Post, the Women's Auxiliary, and the Sons of the Legion to take us through the 2020's and beyond. Volunteers who wish to, can oversee programs, coordinate events, and move into chairperson, leadership, and officer positions that are available for dedicated citizens who want to make a difference in our towns. Or, if you'd rather take time out to relax, attend our events, and meet other members, you are welcome to stop by or call 630-833-7800.