Membership Information


The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

We would be happy to answer any membership questions you may have. Become part of the nation's largest veterans service organization. If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are eligible for membership. We invite you to become a member of the Fort Hill American Legion!

  • 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 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
  • *Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Persian Gulf War / War On Terrorism)
    *Because eligibility dates remain open, all 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).


  1. Print a copy of the application. (Application Form (PDF))
  2. Complete all areas of the application and sign it.
  3. Place the application and your preferred method of payment for $45.00. Annual dues must accompany application. (Make checks payable to: Fort Hill American Legion Post 376.) Either drop it off at Post 376 (17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY) or put it in an envelope, place a stamp on it, and mail it (address below)!

Fort Hill American Legion Post 376
Attn: Membership
PO BOX 217
OXFORD NY 13830-0217

Need to request your DD 214/Separation Documents? Visit the National Archives for service record requests -

Benefits of Membership

  • Free Early Bird Dinner
  • Post 376 Clubhouse admission
  • Official Membership Card
  • 12 Issues of The American Legion Magazine
  • Exclusive Member Discounts and Benefits
  • Access to Legion scholarships and programs

What's an Early Bird?
An Early Bird is a Post 376 member (Legionnaire, Auxiliary, SAL and Associate members) who paid their membership dues on or before Veterans Day - Nov. 11.

Early Bird Dinner:
A complimentary steak dinner for those who paid early. This dinner reward for paying early, is served on the second Saturday of November (always after Veterans Day, 11/11) - with advance reservation and members are required to show their up-to-date membership card for admittance. There will be a cocktail hour from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and dinner served from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
The Early Bird dinner consists of NY strip steak, baked potato, tossed green salad, Italian bread and cake for dessert. "Early Bird" Legionnaires, SAL, Auxiliary and Associate members are free (for one dinner); their guests are $10.00/pp.

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