The Continental American Legion Post 541’s annual Membership Ball will be held onSaturday, February 29, 2020. This evening is open to all Post 541 members, persons who would like to become members of Post 541 and all members of the 1st District. Dinner and 4 drinks free to all paid up Post 541 members and persons who pay their dues (or become members) that night. Non members of Post 541 will be $5.00 per dinner. Dress is Legion casual, covers encouraged. Limited number of tickets are available, please RSVP by February 25th @ www.legionpost541.com/events.php
5:30 – 6:30 Cocktails
8-11:00 Country Cavaliers Reloaded
The evening also includes membership recognition, door prizes and an opportunity to place a Legion clothing order. Interested in becoming a Post 541 Legion family member, the following guidelines are from their respective websites:
American Legion 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).
Sons of American Legion Eligibility Requirements:
All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I or since December 7, 1941, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion. There shall be no form or class of membership except an active membership.
Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Membership
Membership in The American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the:
(1) grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion; and
(2) grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who served in either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918 and any time after December 7, 1941 who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of their entry therein served on active duty in the Armed Forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge;
(3) grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941 who served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge; and
(4) to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The American Legion.*