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AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP

 

Prospective members must provide a DD-214 (or equivalent document) showing honorable discharge & service dates.

 

 

 

NEW MEMBERS



WHY YOU SHOULD BELONG

 

How to join:

 

1. Stop in to Post 8 to apply for membership OR complete an application by clicking here; OR click on "APPLICATION" menu under "MEMBERSHIP" (top left).

 

2. Fill out & print TWO completed copies.  Keep one for your records; mail the other with $35/year dues payment to
 
Kenneth Nash American Legion Post 8
224 D St SE
Washington DC 20003
ATTN: ADJUTANT
 

3. PROVIDE a copy of your  * DD214 discharge (or equivalent document) to Post 8 Adjutant.

Congressional law requires us to verify eligibility.

  ===>    (* Please redact your SSN--we don't want or need it!)    <===

                                 

Request your DD-214 here.

 

4. Post 8 dues is $35 per year; cash, checks payable to AL Kenneth Nash Post 8, or money orders all accepted. (Please bear with us as we work out when we'll start to accept credit cards.)

 

5. If your email is correct, adjutant will contact you. After eligibility verification & payment, your new membership card will be sent to you by first class mail.

 

Are you eligible? See dates below.

 

 

TRANSFERRING into Post 8

To transfer from your current post to Post 8 in Washington, DC, provide:

 

           ===>1. Completed Member Data Form (obtain from Post 8 or your old post; requires wet signatures).


      ===>2. DD214 or honorable discharge papers to verify eligibility


===>3. Your current AL membership or PUFL (paid up for life) card

 Membership years run from 1 July to 30 June (i.e., pay on 1 July, your card will be valid until 31 Dec the FOLLOWING year.)

 

 

RENEWING MEMBERS

Please go to the AL SITE HERE TO RENEW.

(Forgot your AL membership #/ID? Ask Post 8 Adjutant.)

Thank you!

 

 

ELIGIBILITY DATES (Who qualifies?)
 

Membership in the American Legion is based on honorable, active duty service in the US Armed Forces for at least one (1) day during any of these inclusive dates:


*Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Aug 2, 1990 - TBD)
Operation Just Cause/Panama (Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 31, 1990)
Lebanon/Grenada (Aug 24, 1982 - Jul 31,1984)
Vietnam War (Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975)
Korean War (Jun 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955)
World War II (Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946)
World War I (Apr 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918)
 
 
*Eligibility dates Aug 1990 to present remain open until a future date to be determined by Congress.

 

Questions? Contact adjutant [at] legiondc8 [dot] org; or stop by Post 8 (hours).

 

 

DESCENDANT OF A WARTIME VETERAN?

Join the Sons of the American Legion or the American Legion Auxiliary!

 

To join the the AL Ladies Auxiliary stop in to the post or contact dcaux8 [at] gmail [dot] com

 

To join the Sons of the American Legion, please stop in to the post
(ask for Rick Copeland or Jay Sweeney); or contact adjutant.