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If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are eligible for membership in The American Legion! 


  • *August 2, 1990 to today (Persian Gulf/ War on Terrorism) 

  • December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama) 

  • August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada) 

  • February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam) 

  • June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korea) 

  • U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

  • April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I) 


*Because eligibility dates remain open, all 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.


For more information on joining The American Legion  Dalton, GA, please complete the form below.


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.


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