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Eligibility Information

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty 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.

**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

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    New Members

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

    1. Complete American Legion Membership application by downloading the printable application below. Print two (2) completed copies. Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to Chester Bird American Legion Post 523. Applications are also available at the Post.


    3. Membership Dues Payment. Dues are $40.00. Make checks payable to Chester Bird Post 523. DO NOT SEND CASH.

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

    5. Please see eligibility dates below.

    6. Mail application, DD 214, and check to Chester Bird American Legion Post 523, 200 Lilac Drive N, Golden Valley, MN 55422


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

    Completed Member Data Form

    Copy of DD 214 or discharge papers

    Copy of membership card

    Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership. 

    Click the Join by Credit Card button below to join or renew via credit card or, if you prefer, download a printable application and pay by check by clicking the Printable Membership Application Form button.