Join the American Legion!

So why should you consider joining American Legion Post 259?


Support for our Veterans: We are dedicated to helping our area veterans and their families in their time of need. By being there when needed and providing help with various programs and initiatives through the National American Legion we are proud to be a resource for those who have served.

Advocacy: The National American Legion works to ensure that the rights and benefits of veterans are protected, and that their needs are met. As a member, you can help to advocate for important issues affecting veterans and their families.

Community: Through our local and the national events, you can connect with others who have served and build meaningful relationships.

Leadership Opportunities: If you are interested in organizing events, serving on committees, or taking on a larger role to help our Veterans, the American Legion provides a platform for growth and development.

Legacy: By joining the American Legion, you become part of an organization that has been serving veterans and their families for nearly 100 years. By supporting this legacy, you are helping to ensure that future generations of veterans receive the support and resources they need.


Veterans helping veterans, families, and communitiesAL Why Belong

The American Legion is active every day. Its members work together to support their local communities, focusing on services classified under the organization’s four pillars:

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
National Security
Children & Youth.

Since 1919, the American Legion has Enabled Veterans and their families to Continue their Patriotism Amongst Their Communities
In the years since its incorporation by Congress as a patriotic veterans organization, the American Legion has grown to be the largest veterans organization of its kind. With various programs meant to benefit the community and promote the grassroots activities of the communities that Legionnaires live in. These efforts take shape in numerous ways, such as:

    • Advocating for honor and patriotism
    • Mentoring youngsters in the community
    • Sponsoring community youth programs
    • Supporting active service members and veterans

As a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization, the American Legion has played a major part in many local programs and political efforts, all meant to as a means of advocating for veterans and their continued and sustained quality of life. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of America's veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.


There are also several benefits to joining!

Discounts: From car rental to insurance American Legion members and their family are able to take advantage of practical, money-saving discounts.

Magazine: The American Legion magazine is a monthly magazine featuring in-depth analysis, historical stories, Q&As with high-profile officials, news about veterans issues and more.

VA Benefit Assistance: Your membership helps support department service officers nationwide who assist veterans in preparing claims and obtaining their full military health-care benefits through VA.

Are You Eligible to Be an American Legion Member?

If you have served at least one day of active military duty since December 7, 1941 and were honorably discharged or you are still serving active military duty honorably, you are eligible for membership with The American Legion. We welcome those who wish to join our ranks.

You do not have to be a Veteran to Join the American Legion!

The American Legion Family consists of The American Legion, Sons of the American Legion (SAL) and the American legion Auxiliary.

To be eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Legion, you must be a male descendant (son, grandson, stepson, or adopted son) of: a member of The American Legion.

To be eligible for membership in the American Legion Auxiliary, you must be a female descendant (grandmothers, mothers, sisters) or a spouse of a member of The American Legion.

Help us support veterans, advocate for their rights, and build a strong community.

Learn more by giving us a call at 607-432-0494, completing the application today! or submit the form on this page to be sent our membership packet!

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(607) 432-0494
279 Chestnut St, Oneonta, NY 13820

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