Membership

When asked, why did you join the American Legion?, there were several different responses given. Some of these reasons are listed below, but not necessarily in the order of importance.

  1. Most of my friends belong.
  2. They serve good food.
  3. I like the atmosphere.
  4. I like going to meetings and see what is going on.
  5. I want to become involved in Veterans serving other Veterans and their community.
  6. They have good sport activities, Golf, Bowling, Horseshoe Pitching just to name a few.
  7. They have good bands.
  8. The drinks are reasonably priced.
  9. Always something going to get us out of the house for a few hours.
  10. I like to associate with other Veterans.
  11. My parents belonged and I just naturally joined when I came out of the service.

Okay, now we have some of the reasons people join American Legion Post 18. Let’s explore each one a little more.

  1. Most of my friends belong. Perhaps the friends you now have are not the ones you served in the Military Service with, but isn’t it strange how birds of a feather all flock together?
  2. They serve good food. Well, why not belong to an organization that has some of the best food in town?
  3. I like the atmosphere. You like to go places where you feel comfortable. Post 18 is pretty friendly. Even some of the straight-laced people that belong actually crack a smile occasionally.
  4. I like going to meetings to see what is going on. Where else can you get information first hand in an organization that you are interested in? You’re always up to date on the latest information (and gossip.)
  5. (a) I want to become involved in Veterans serving other Veterans and their Community. This, perhaps, is the best reason of all. If you need information about Veterans benefits, DAV Van, VA Hospital or Clinic or almost anything about a Veteran, we are here. We have excellent officers that can and will help you.
    (b) Community involvement is part of this answer. We have had oratorical contests the last several years. This involves high school students speaking on one of the Constitutional articles or amendments. Sponsoring little leagues, sponsoring high school students in either a Boys State or Girls State, which involves them getting acquainted with leadership qualities. We also award other scholarships to high school students.
  6. We have good sport activities.We have Golf Scrambles and Bowling League
  7. We have good bands.Well—yes, we certainly do. Everything from Big Band 40’s & 50’s, to Rock and Roll, to Country to Blues and Jazz
  8. The drinks are reasonably priced.
  9. My parents belonged to Post 18,and it seemed to the natural for me to join as well. Even if you didn't serve, because your parents did you can join.
  10. I like to associate with other Veterans.Reminiscing is part of life. Sometimes it gets exaggerated a little bit. Like who can’t stretch the truth a little when they are swapping war stories or boot camp stories.

Whatever your reason you have to belong to Post 18, we will be glad to have you as a member. Have your friend bring you an application or stop and pick one up, fill it out and turn it in today! You’ll be glad you did.

The annual membership dues for Post 18 is $40.00. We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family in Washington D.C. and at nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad. Just like you, we’re “Still Serving America!”