Membership Requirements

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Membership in the American Legion is available to Veterans and those still on active duty with the U. S. Armed Forces.

You must have served at least one day of active military duty and honorably discharged or still serving honorably.

For any questions please contact our 1st Vice Commander in charge of membership, or stop at the Post.


New Membership

Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

Complete American Legion membership application. Print a copy for your records. Applications are also available at the Post.

Provide a copy of your DD214 discharge.

Include the membership dues (currently $45.00 annually). Make checks payable to American Legion Lakewood Post 496. DO NOT SEND CASH.‚Äč

Mail the items to Amercian Legion Lakewood Post 496, 5938 Parkcrest Street, Long Beach, CA 90808

If all information is correct, membership will be approved by the Post and then a membership card will be mailed to you.



Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to our Post must submit the following:

  1. Complete American Legion Member Data Form (available at Post 496).
  2. Provide a copy of your DD214 discharge.
  3. Provide a copy of your membership card.
  4. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid.