The American Legion is now open to any and all who have served their country in the military.
Until legislation was passed recently in Congress, membership was only open to those who served during specific dates of conflict. The American Legion, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, has been the only service organization to have such restrictions imposed by Congress.
“We can now open our doors to any veteran,” said John Wibbenmeyer, spokesman for American Legion Post 150 in Ste. Genevieve. “If they served during the Cold War or any other time since 1941, they are eligible for membership.”
Dues are $35 per year.
Post 150 has contributed more than $35,102 to the community in 2018 and plans to do more.
The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion are open to anyone who is related to a living Legion member or deceased veteran. The dues for those organizations are less than Legion members.
Contact Post 150 at 2 Park Drive for more information.
MEETING WILL HONOR BASEBALL PROGRAM
The American Legion Post 150 meeting on Monday, August 12, has been moved to 6:30 p.m. for a dinner to honor the Legion baseball senior team, which won the zone tournament and reached the state tournament.
The regular meeting will follow.
(Information in releases from the American Legion Post 150.)