If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the eligible war eras listed below, we invite you to renew your membership or become a member of The American Legion. Just click on the the new member or renewal link for your appropriate service dates.
In addition, the Post maintains a file of member information to assist with veterans benefits, This information is only used for Post business and will not be shared otherwise.
Please update your information by following the link below. If possible send a scanned copy of your discharge, separation record, or your DD214 or active military ID. If you do not have a scanned copy, please send a photocopy to:
AMERICAN LEGION Post 42
1030 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Membership eligibility has changed. Previously, you had to be in the military during periods of conflict….that is no longer applicable. Per The Legion Act ( NEC Resolution Number 1 and NEC Resolution Number 2, dated Oct. 17, 2018) signed by President Trump this past summer, eligibility is now based on two eligibility criteria.
1. Anyone who served from April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1919.
2. Anyone who served from Dec. 7, 1941 and continuing. Must have an honorable discharge.
Note: Merchant Marine eligibility is from Dec 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII)
April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)
Gulf War / War On Terrorism Current Active Duty
Update the information you have on file with Post 42 by clicking here.