The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
Why You Should Belong to The American Legion
The American Legion is the nation’s largest and most influential network of U.S. wartime veterans, serving fellow veterans, their families. and communities. From budget hearings to baseball diamonds, combat outposts to children’s hospitals, the Legion has something for everyone under its four pillars of service: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.
With nearly 2 million members and some 12,000 community posts, The American Legion is truly a grassroots organization. American Legion resolutions help shape U.S. policy on many fronts, including veterans’ health care, national security, foreign affairs, and the economy. The American Legion brought into existence the modern VA, the GI Bill, and dozens of health-care benefits. It helped build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Legion is a national leader in military-to-civilian transition assistance and home-front support for our troops.
The American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178 welcomes all veterans who honorably served our nation since December 7, 1941, and those still serving, to join our post. We are a group of over 600 men and women dedicated to serving our community. We provide opportunities for you to make your voice heard at the national, state, and local level about veterans’ issues. You may choose to work with young people helping them to understand their role as a citizen of the United States. You could choose to be a member of our award-winning Honor / Color Guard. And there are many other ways for you to participate.
You may make your membership a way to support the goals and objectives of the American Legion but choose to not be actively involved – you are welcome. Or you may be looking for a way to give back to the community – you are welcome, or maybe you are looking for the comradery of fellow veterans – you are welcome, too.
Summary of American Legion Benefits
For these reasons, and many more, come join us. It is fun, worthwhile, and rewarding.
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.
You must certify that 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.