Why should you consider becoming a member of The American Legion?
Some of the benefits:
- Professional help in obtaining full medical, educational, and insurance benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Assistance in preparing VA claims and getting accurate information concerning financial services.
- The Legion provides professional representation of veterans’ interests in Congress by our staff in Washington, D.C., who are fighting for legislation that protects the benefits of all veterans and their families.
- The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs. Your membership in the Legion will strengthen our fight for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families, and help ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for the sick and wounded returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
- You join an active, supportive, patriotic community of fellow veterans and their families.
If you have served federal active duty in the armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) during any of the eligible war eras listed below and have been honorably discharged (you must present your DD214) or are still serving, you are eligible to become a Legionnaire!
- April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
- December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
- June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
- February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
- August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
- December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause – Panama)
- August 2, 1990 to today (Operation Desert Shield / Storm)
We invite you to visit Post 22, meet some of our members, ask questions and consider joining us. If you then decide to join and become a Legionnaire, you can do so at the post facility, or you can click here for an application form to print, fill out and mail to us with your dues. If you are not currently serving in the military, you will need to provide a copy of your DD214. If you need to obtain a copy of your DD214, (or any of your service records) click here. If you have any questions about joining, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can mail your completed application, a copy of your DD214, along with your dues to:
American Legion Post 22
11081 Irma Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
You will be contacted to confirm our receipt of your application and to make arrangements for you to receive your membership card. You can then pick up your facility key card by visiting the post and showing your membership card to the bartender.
Membership dues vary from post to post. lifetime membership can be paid either in one single lump sum or over 12 equal, monthly payments. Any future dues increase at the post, department or national levels.
Monthly: $50 (As of Jan 2018)
Paid Up for Life Pricing – Effective June 2016
(For post dues of $48.00 or less – visit website for quotes)
Legion Dues Process Clarification:
The Legion year is the calendar year, which is why the top of your card shows the year for which you have paid dues. However, the dues collection process begins in the July proceeding the Legion year. Those Legion members paying their dues before October 1 of the preceding year get an “Early Bird” stamp on their card, in recognition of their early support for the Legion. All dues are to be sent to the Legion through the Post. It usually takes a week or two before you get your card after the Post receives your dues. All of the dues notices are sent out by the American Legion National Headquarters, and are based on their receipt and posting of members’ dues. The bottom of the dues notices show an “as of” date, which is usually two or three weeks preceding the mailing date. For unknown reasons, it can take in excess of two months for National to post dues. Have you gotten a dues notice, and you think you have already paid your dues? The easiest way to determine if the Post has gotten your dues is to look at your most recent membership card. If it is for the year for which dues are requested, the Post has gotten your dues, and you can throw out the notice, National just had not posted them by the “as of” date. If you mailed in your dues more than three weeks previously and haven’t received your annual membership card from the Post, then contact the Post Adjutant for clarification.