Why Join

Why Join The American Legion?

Do You Remember?

Do you remember when your unit was under fire? You were scared. You didn’t know whether you would ever get home again, see your family, your loved ones. And the only thing that you could count on in that instant was your buddy. And you knew he was counting on you too.

Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who never saw combat. Do you remember the tediousness of garrison life? Do you remember the interminable hurry up and wait? Do you remember the inane make-work projects you were ordered to do? But your buddy was always there along side you, making the wise-crack, helping you make it though each day, maybe even covering for you on occasion.

Your buddy still needs you!!!

Maybe your buddy is in one of the VA hospitals; his war wounds and/or time have taken its toll on his body. Maybe he or she is a young veteran, just discharged from service in the Gulf War or Bosnia and is having difficulty finding a civilian job. Maybe your buddy is just an ordinary guy or gal like yourself, wanting to share stories and comradeship with someone who was in a similar situation.

Your buddy still needs you!!!

The American Legion is the place for you to help your buddy and for your buddy to help you. Founded in 1918, it is the largest veteran’s organization in the United States with over 3 million members.

Your buddy still needs you!!!

We are veterans just like you. We care about America,our fellow veterans. our families and our children. As a member of our Post  we continue to serve our God, our Country and our Community. Our Post needs you now.

Our Legionnaires participate in many community activities such as parades, memorials, dedications, etc.

We have a funeral honor guard detail ready, willing and able at the family’s request. Our funeral detail is available to all veterans. When requested, we are also available to help other veteran organizations with their memorials.

We sponsor local students to participate in Boy State, sponsor scholarships to better educate our children.

Our Post  needs you now.  AMERICA NEEDS YOU – JOIN NOW

Membership

Eligibility:
To be eligible, you must have served at least one day of active military duty during the dates listed below (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard) and was honorably discharged or are still serving honorably.

Eligibility Eras are:
April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918   (World War I)
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946   (World War II – Merchant Marines are eligible during these dates)
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955   (Korean War)
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975   (Vietnam War)
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984   (Lebanon / Grenada)
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990   (Panama)
Aug. 2, 1990 to today   (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)

How to Join:
Complete membership application.
Submit copy of DD Form 214, Discharge Papers or Separation Documents. If you need assistance in obtaining your DD 214, Request Military Records 
Either stop by Post 35 and drop off your membership materials, e-mail it to membership@legionpost35az.org or mail to:
Mathew B. Juan American Legion Post 35
240 W Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85224

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