"Still Serving America" is the motto of The American Legion. Veterans who continue their service to America by still serving their communities. Veterans whose involvement in the community creates and supports the feeling of camaraderie which makes The American Legion the nation's largest and the most respected organization of wartime veterans. It's a program which can have a positive influence in the lives of you and your family. It's a program of promise!
As a Legion member, you will open an unending catalog of opportunities to expand your life and utilize your unique talents. To learn more visit our Programs page

Member Benefits:
As a member you are eligible for discounts on insurance, hotels, computers and more. Visit our Member Benefits page to learn more.

Qualifications for Membership:
If you can certify that you served at least one day of federal active military duty during the periods noted below, and was honorably discharged or are still serving honorably, you qualify.

How to Join:

To join The American Legion, Headquarters Post 178, click on the JOIN button below or 

Download an application, complete it and mail it to the Department of Maine address below, or take it to a post in your neighborhood. 


Click on the RENEW button below to renew your membership. 


Eligibility Dates:
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in the American Legion!

  • World War I - April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
  • World War II - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
  • Merchant Marines - December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 (only eligibility)
  • Korea - June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam - February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
  • Lebanon/Grenada - August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
  • Panama - December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
  • Desert Storm - *August 2, 1990 to OPEN

    *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.


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