Charlottesville, Virginia





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.

August 2, 1990 to present

June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955

Korean War
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
Operation Just Cause - Panama
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
World War II
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War I
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Vietnam War
*December 7, 1941 to August 16, 1945
U.S. Merchant Marine

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
  • Militaria 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 ware 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
 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 legionpost74@legionpost74.com.