American Legion - Post 26 - 15th District - Area 3 - Department of California

Chartered August 7, 1919


Requirements for Membership

If you have served federal active duty in the United States 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

Gulf War / War on Terrorism
August 2, 1990, to cessation of hostilities as determined by the United States government

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

Lebanon & Grenada
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984

Vietnam War
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

Korean War
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955

World War II
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (including the Merchant Marine)

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



The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. Focusing on service to veterans, their families and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in America.