Why You Should Belong

If what you've just read "hits home", then YES, you should become a member. By joining our Post, you wil have the opportunity to meet fellow veterans in a great social environment either at our bars or in our restaurant and participate in the Post's meetings, events and activites. If you would rather join a Post in your area, we'll be glad to help you find it. Help us help America, join the American Legion!

To become an American Legion member, you must have served honorably in one of the United States Armed Forces branches. Membership is open to veterans who served honorably in the time period from December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor Day) until the current date.

We are the world's largest veteran's organization and have a National Organization covering all of the States and Territories. We have a Department of Maryland organization which is headquartered in Baltimore, and a Southern District which sets priorities for the counties in our district.

There are approximately 13,000 American Legion Posts scattered around the world. If you are interested and want to find out more about the American Legion, look in your local phone book and you'll find one in your area. We are all races, all religions, male and female. We are simply Americans that served our country (and still love it). Find out if you are eligible and how to join us!