Become a Member of the Largest Veterans' Service Organization

If you've served on active duty in the armed forces during any of the war eras, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving, you are eligible for membership in The American Legion. The Legion is the largest U.S. veterans service organization, with 2.6 million members.

Membership Eligibility Dates

  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
  • 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)

To join, contact the post at 315-793-9377 and leave a message for Membership Chair Jack LaPaglia, or send an email to info @

Or, you may fill out and return the membership application.
Download, open in Adobe Reader. Then fill out, print, sign and return to Utica Post 229, 409 Herkimer Road, Utica, New York 13502. Annual dues are $40.

Please bring proof of service, such as DD Form 214.

Legion Family

A Legion Family membership brochure, prepared by the American Legion Auxiliary, contains membership applications for the Legion, the Sons of the American Legion, and the Auxiliary.

Annual dues for Utica Post 229 are $40.

For the Sons Squadron, dues are $20.

For the Auxiliary Unit, dues are $20.