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American Legion Post 69 - Lafayette Louisiana

Join American Legion Post 69!

Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership

War Time Veterans: If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion!

  • Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)
  • Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
  • Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
  • Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)

Membership Services & Benefits

Voice on Capitol Hill: The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veterans affairs, fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that VA’s medical system is effectively serving those who served.

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

Membership Services & Benefits: American Legion Veterans Services for its members and these practical, money-saving discounts for you and your family will easily save you many times the cost of your annual membership dues.


For veterans who qualify and would like to join The American Legion Post 69, all you have to do is fill out a simple form, which can be given to a recruiter or any Legionnaire who will make sure that the rest of the process is in motion.

New Member Application: To join, just contact American Legion Post 69 directly at (337) 233-3296. For proof of enlistment dates, each new member is required to supply a copy of their DD-214 (Discharge Documents / Separation Papers). After a new member completes the application form, a Legion representative will sign it and take it to the local post. If a candidate is signed up at a post, he or she can receive the membership card on the spot or will be sent the new card shortly thereafter.

Regardless of where a recruit is signed up, the post adjutant or membership chairman will log his or her information and then transmit the form to the department headquarters. The department will forward the information to National Headquarters, usually within a week. At that time, the information will be logged into the national system.


Post meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at American Legion Post 69, located at 1501 Surrey Street, Lafayette, Louisiana.

American Legion - Post 69 Lafayette Louisiana