Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.
American Legion Membership Application
(Applications are also available at the Post.)
Print two (2) completed copies and keep one copy for your records.
Mail the other copy to address below, together with your Copy of DD214 Discharge document and Membership Dues Payment.
Complete Copy of DD214 Discharge
You MUST submit a copy of your DD214 Discharge or you will NOT be eligible for membership.
Membership Dues Payment
DO NOT SEND CASH. Send check or money order of $35.00 made payable to:
Harry White Wilmer, Post 82
P.O. Box 441, 6330 N. Crain Hwy
La Plata, MD 20646
Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to our Post must submit the following:
Completed Member Data Form
Copy of DD214 DISCHARGE
Copy of Membership Card
Member Dues Payment
(If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.)
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.
In order to be eligible for membership, one must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates below and honorably discharged or still serving honorably:
World War I
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War II
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
August 24, 1982 - July 31,1984
Operation Just Cause
December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
August 2, 1990 - Present*
For any questions please contact our membership chairman, or stop at the Post.