Join the American Legion


The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, and community service organization which now numbers 2.4 million – men and women – in more than 14,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.  These Posts are organized into 55 Departments – one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.

American Legion Benefits

  • Member Discounts
    Your membership gives you and your family practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save you many times the cost of your annual membership dues. There are discounts for car rental, home services, electronics and technology, financial and insurance services, travel and lodging, and more.  Member Discounts
  • 12 Issues of The Legion Magazine
    The monthly magazine boasts features on military, veterans and political topics written by talented writers, professional journalists and world leaders.
  • Voice in the Nations Capital
    The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families, guaranteed GI Bill education benefits, and helping to ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for veterans.
  • VA Benefit Assistance
    Your membership helps support Department Service Officers who assist veterans in preparing claims and obtaining their full military healthcare benefits through the VA.
  • Scholarships & Programs
    Posts and the Department offer a variety of scholarships for Legion Family members entering college.
  • Local Community Support
    Whether holding holiday parties for kids, coordinating regular blood drives, providing a venue for charitable events, mentoring Boy Scouts and junior shooters, or sponsoring elite Legion baseball teams (just to name a few), local posts have a strong heritage of community service.
  • Camaraderie
    Where else can you spend time with others who understand where you’ve been, and where you are, as a veteran?

*Membership requires service under honorable conditions

To join now call 252-532-3699

Membership application link below


Legion Membership Application – 2022



Division I Commander Jeremy Hetrick presented the Cardinal Award with accompanying guidon streamer to Shaw-May Post Commander Dave Sammons during the June 2022 membership meeting. Congratulations to Team 38 for the most successful membership drive in the past 10 years.

Go-getter” certificates and star pins were presented by Commander Sammons to Adjutant Kevin Hanretta (Membership Chair), 2nd Vice Ted Hux, and 1st Vice Jimmie Silver (Recruiting Chair). Not pictured is Ernie Payne who was the recipient of the “Gold Star” Pin for member recruiting and renewals in the highly successful 2022 membership year.

The 2023 year is off to a great start and begins a new cycle for individual and Post awards. Remember, everyone is a recruiter.

Congrats To Legionnaire Ernie Payne for recruiting the first new member to our Post this year. Keep those renewals coming. You can mail in, renew online at, or renew at our next membership meeting.



Happy New Year 2024