...the new law changes the American Legion’s eligibility dates

Editor:
Attention: All veterans
Great news:
President Trump signed into law the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service). The new Law changes The American Legion’s eligibility dates to now be open to all those who served during WWI and all veterans since Dec 7th 1941 with at least one day of honorable federal service.
Minnesota’s own Past National Commander Dan Ludwig, from Red Wing Post 54, was witness to and was a leading influence in getting this historic piece of bipartisan legislation passed. We welcome with open arms ALL of our fellow Veterans along with their families to be a part of The American Legion family!
The LEGION Act now opens up The American Legion’s eligibility to approximately six million veterans which previously had not been eligible. It opens the eligibility for membership in The American Legion to anyone who had 1 day of federal active duty and has been honorably discharged or are still serving since December 7, 1941.
The existing American Legion membership applications are in the process of being updated but can still be used. It is recommended that prospective Legionnaires and recruiters write ‘LEGION Act’ in the eligibility date section of American Legion membership applications if they fall outside the previous war eras. The larger pool of veterans now eligible for The American Legion will also open their family members to eligibility in the Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary as well.
Please contact your local post for application and further information.
Anne Koskinen
American Legion 8 District Commander