Apply for a Veterans’ Membership

Use this page to apply for membership, or renew your membership.

Our Congressional Charter only allows Veterans who meet the following service periods to Join as regular Members of the American Legion.  However, if you are not a Veteran meeting the specified time frames, you may have other options. Besides meeting these time frames, you must also be able to prove that you have an honorable discharge.

Here are the eligible service periods:

  • April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
  • December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
  • June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  • February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
  • August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
  • December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
  • Plus Desert Storm dates
    August 2, 1990 through the end of hostilities.

The annual dues for 2023-2024, are $38.00. We are implementing a new convenience fee for paying dues, or making donations online. The additional $1.82 will cover 100% of the fees we have to pay PayPal for processing your payment. In the past, we have paid these fees for you. Unfortunately, we can no longer continue this practice.

Pay 2022 – 2023 Annual Dues & Mandatory PayPal Fees

Thank you for your understanding. If you’d prefer NOT to pay this additional fee, you may still mail a check to the First Vice Commander. Please be sure to annotate the memo line of your check so we know if it is intended to pay for dues, or should be treated as a donation to one of the following:

Our mailing address is:
ATTN: First Vice Commander
Wendell L. Willkie, American Legion Post 19
783 W. Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44303
(330) 253-0022

Please use the contact form below if you need to discuss your specific circumstances.

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If you are applying for new membership, please make your payment using the tool above, and then proceed to the application below. You will be asked to submit documents and verification of your payment.

Membership Application for Wendell L. Willkie, American Legion, Post 19, Akron, Ohio

Membership Application for Wendell L. Willkie, American Legion, Post 19, Akron, Ohio

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