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The American Legion is an organization of veterans serving veterans, their families and communities. The Legion serves as the veteran's voice in Washington, fighting for the benefits and rights of those who served our country in the armed forces.

Membership eligibility is based upon dates set forth by Congress.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.


General Member & Executive Board Meetings
The 2nd Thursday of each month,
6:30 PM [except for special events],
Veterans Memorial Hall, Carson City,
at the corner of Curry and 2nd Street

Our Mailing Address:

PO Box 2848
Carson City, NV 89702

Post 56 annual dues for 2018/2019 are $35.00.

Click the image above and follow the simple instructions.


CLICK HERE to see if you are eligible.

CLICK HERE  to view and print an application.

CLICK HERE to view the Post 56 Bylaws.

If you do not qualify because you are not a veteran or you did not serve during the prescribed dates, but one of your male ancestors (father, grandfather, etc.) did,  you may be eligible to become a member of the SAL.


The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. The SAL is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

CLICK HERE to view and print an application to the SAL.


  • A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary.
  • The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras is also eligible.
  • Step relatives are also eligible.

If you meet the eligibility requirements:

CLICK HERE to print an application.

CLICK HERE to complete the online application.

Are you under the age of 18? You can join as a Junior member. See what is available when you CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to read the latest Department of Nevada Newsletter.

CLICK HERE to download and print a 300 Club Application.

As a Legionnaire in good standing, you’re now eligible for LegionCare;
up to $5,000.00 in NO COST Accidental Death benefits.
You cannot be turned down.
CLICK HERE for more information.

HearPO Announces American Legion Agreement.
Discounts now being offered on hearing professional services and hearing aids.
CLICK HERE for more details.

CLICK HERE to read about the latest scams aimed at veterans.

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This page last updated: 05 July 2018


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