Membership Eligibility Dates

amerlegionDear Veterans, if you were in the military during the following dates you are eligiable to join the American Legion. Our Post is American Legion Merrick Post No. 1282. We are located at 160 West Merrick Road, Merrick, NY 11566. If you would like to join our Post contact us at 516-521-6989 and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Here is eligibility dates to join the American Legion:

World War I

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918

World War II

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946

Korean War

June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955

Vietnam War

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

Lebanon and Grenada

August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984

Panama

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

Persian Gulf

August 2, 1990 to Cessation of hostilities as determined by the United States Government.

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