American Legion Minnesota District #7

American Legion Notes:
 National & Department of Minnesota
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Did you receive an email for information from Am. Legion National or Department of MN.  (HQ) Headquaters.?     
 If so, we want to let you know that it is legitimate. It is from a book publisher they are working with for the 

   American Legion Departmen of Minnesota Oral History Project.

We encourage our members to participate in the project.

There is value in preserving our military stories.There is no charge to participate.

Note:  However, the sponsors will try and sell you a copy of these books which

will be published.  Be careful what you agree to.  Your option.?

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There will be postcards in the mail with a similar message.
This company is trusted by The American Legion HQ to work with our members.
​Go ahead and call the number 1-888-756-8920 and share your story
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 Details.. American Legion 3 year Membership
The Multi-Year membership is now available for all members that have already renewed for 2024 (as of Dec 4). 
         
Members  can pay now for 2025, 2026 and 2027 at the current dues rate and
not be subject to the dues increase coming in July for those three years.
In order to participate, you need to renew your membership online at    mylegion.org/renew

One question we have been asked is,: 
Can a post process the multi year memberships,?   
​ The answer is no, this needs to be done individually, with the  National organization.
 

 

 

 

Membership Requirements

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Click on above logo WHY YOU SHOULD BELONG

Your buddy still needs you!

Maybe your buddy is in one of the VA hospitals; his war wounds and/or time have taken its toll on his body. Maybe he or she is a young veteran, just discharged from service in Iraq, Afghanistan or Vietnam, and is having difficulty finding a civilian job. Maybe your buddy is just an ordinary guy or gal like yourself, wanting to share stories and comradeship with someone who was in a similar situation.

"BE THE ONE" to help a a Veteran in need of help.  Join us

The American Legion is the place for you to help your buddy and for your buddy to help you. Founded in 1919, it is the largest veteran's organization in the United States with over 2 million members.

We are veterans just like you. We care about America,our fellow veterans. our families and our children. As a member of our Post  we continue to serve our God, our Country and our Community. Your Post needs you now.

Our Legionnaires participate in many community activities such as parades, memorials, dedications, etc.

We have a funeral honor guard detail ready, willing and able at the family's request. Our funeral detail is available to all veterans. When requested, we are also available to help other veteran organizations with their memorials.

We sponsor local students to participate in Boy State, sponsor scholarships to better educate our children. 

Joining   the American Legion--- 

 https://youtu.be/QrKPyguASZY

 

New Membership

Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

  1. Complete American Legion Membership Application.

    Print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to above address, together with your dues payment. (Dues amount on application).  Applications are also available at your local American Legion Post.
     
  2. Provide a copy of your DD214 discharge.
     
  3. Pay the membership dues (amount shown on application). Make checks payable to the American Legion Post of your choice. DO NOT SEND CASH.
     
  4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.
     
  5. Please see eligibility dates below.
     
  6. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

Transfers

Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to another Post must submit the following:

  1. Complete American Legion Membership Application
  2. Provide a copy of your membership card.
  3. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

 

ELIGIBILITY DATES--  Note 2019  Eligibility change.

Membership eligibility in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:

If you served one day of Military Service from 1942 to current date you are now eligible

to JOIN the American Legion.  Stop and Contact your local Am. Legion Post .

JOIN US

* 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.

Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates below and honorably discharged or still serving honorably.

For any questions please contact our membership chairman or stop by any local American Legion Post.

Click on the gold star "Application" menu button for an online application form.

POST MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL GOALS:   %of Membership GOALS

November  65%-             DECEMBER  75%               JANUary     80%             February    85%     

  MARCH   90%      April 95%     MAY  100%