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Please reach us at if you cannot find an answer to your question.

Why does my renewal notice only have me as a member for 1 year, since 2023?

The computerized Membership program at National records it as PUFL, Honorary Life and 1 year (for individuals who pay year to year). Don't worry, your continuous years are still annotated on your actual Membership Card and a certificate, in five-year increments, for continuous Membership.

I sent in my payment (or paid online), when will I receive my Membership card?

Actual Membership Cards will be mailed out once the bundle and master Post Membership roster are received. We were informed at Department Convention this month that there has been a delay at National due to a shortage in the required paper needed for print.

What if my information is incorrect?

Please record the correct information on the returned notice, to include email address, when sending in renewal notice. Don't forget to correct your data at


Additional Information

If you have served during any eligible war eras (see below) or are on active duty today, you're eligible to become a Legionnaire! The American Legion is America's largest veterans organization. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned — and were promised — by service to our nation in uniform. We're fighting for higher active duty pay, future retired COLAs, better military housing, assistance for veterans in finding jobs, and a superior health care system proposed by the Legion called the GI Bill of Health which you — and your family — can continue to use after separation or retirement. We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. 


The American Legion is always there for you and your family — in Washington, at nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad, as well as right here in the Charlottesville - Albemarle County area at Post 74. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!" If you have served federal active duty in the armed forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving — you are eligible for membership in The American Legion! Please contact us at (434) 977-1050 or


Eligible War Eras


Note: Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918              World War I

December 7, 1941 to Present                              
*December 7, 1941 to August 16, 1945         U.S. Merchant Marine


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

VA Public Affairs

American Legion Magazine

American Legion Dispatch

Membership Benefits


  • Honor Guard for all veterans' funerals

  • Veterans' Day and Memorial Day ceremonies

  • Visits to McGuire Veterans Hospital

  • Sponsor of proposal to return "Under God"     to the Pledge of Allegiance

  • Military Show

  • Monthly dinner meetings

  • Legion Auxiliary

  • Sons of the American Legion

  • American Legion Riders

  • Family activities - picnics, outings, etc.

  • Low-cost life, health, and accident insurance

  • Discount prescription plan

  • Discount car rental plan

  • Discount eye wear plan

  • Sponsor of the Citizens' Flag Alliance

  • Sponsor of the G.I. Bill

  • Advocacy in leading the fight to promote and protect veterans' rights and benefits

American Legion Post 74
Charlottesville, VA

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