Become A Member
If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served during any eligible war eras, you are a veteran and you're eligible to become a Legionnaire!
Membership Eligibility Requirements
- April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
- December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
- December 7, 1941 - August 15, 1945 (Merchant Marine)
- June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
- February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
- August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
- December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
- August 2, 1990 to today (Operation Desert Shield/Storm)
American Legion Membership Application
You may fill out the printable application and mail it to:
- American Legion Post 95
- Attn: Membership
- P.O. BOX 417
- Liberty, MO 64069
Please be sure to complete all areas of the application, sign it, and include your payment by check or money order.
Note:You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, fill out, and print the membership application it is free to download and use. You can download it from
Paid Up For Life Membership - PUFL
PUFL is Not A Discount Membership
The National Constitution & By-Laws of The American Legion is very clear that "there shall be no form or class of membership except an active membership, and dues shall be paid annually or for life." Everyone must pay their fair share to support the organization. The National Paid-Up-For-Life plan was established for convenience only, giving members an alternative to paying dues on an annual basis.
Post Receives Dues Portion Annually
That part of the total dues now being retained by the Post will be returned every year for all Paid-Up-For-Life members. Many Posts are purchasing Paid-Up-For-Life memberships for their long-time members, and in calculating the cost to remit, they may leave out their share of the dues...this will reduce the amount to submit with the application.
Must Be In Good Standing
The member must be in good standing to become a Paid-Up-For-Life member...to be in good standing, the he/she must have a valid membership card for the current year. The Post Adjutant will certify that member's good standing before forwarding the application.
The applications for Paid-Up-For-Life membership have to be completed and submitted to the Post Adjutant or Finance Officer for verification/certification. The member fills out the application and turns it over to the Post along with the appropriate payment, just the same as in paying annual dues. The Post will review and endorse the application, sends it on to the Department Headquarters, and from there to National for final processing.
The cost of a Paid-Up-For-Life membership is based on two factors - the member's age at the time of application and the current annual dues of the Post. The total dues of the Post include the Department and National per capita plus dues retained by the Post.
Click here to check the Paid-Up-For-Life Membership Rate Chart.
Click here to download the Paid-Up-For-Life Membership Application
For more information on the Paid-up-for-Life Membership Plan:
See your Post Adjutant or Finance Officer or contact National at firstname.lastname@example.org