Kennedy-Latimer Post 28














Frequently Asked Questions


  • How To Join Post 268

    First, determine if you are eligible to join The American Legion.

    There are three ways that you can establish eligibility.

    1. You were honorably discharged after serving at least one day of active military duty in either the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marines, or the U.S. Coast Guard during one of the following time periods:

    o April 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918
    o Dec. 7, 1941 - Dec. 31, 1946
    o June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955
    o Feb. 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
    o Aug. 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
    o Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990
    o Aug. 2, 1990 - Cessation of hostilities as determined by U.S. Government.

    2. You were honorably discharged after serving at least one day of active duty in the Merchant Marines during the period Dec. 7, 1941 - Aug. 15, 1945.


    3. You are currently serving honorably in either the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marines, or the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Note that anyone in the Armed Services since August 2, 1990, is eligible for membership. Keep in mind that Reserve and National Guard personnel who were called up for active duty are eligible.

    If you are eligible, print out The American Legion Membership Application, fill it in and either mail it or bring it by the Post. You can either leave the name of recruiter blank or fill in the name of a member.

    The Post’s address is:

    American Legion Post No. 28
    3510 Powder Mill Road
    Beltsville, MD 20705-3534

    Enclose a check for $30 made out to American Legion Post No. 28.

 

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