active duty personnel are eligible for membership in the
The following are eligibility dates for membership;
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War l)
If you have served federal active duty in the United States
Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been
honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for
membership in The American Legion!
*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty
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
**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to
December 31, 1946 (WWII).
Regular yearly membership dues are only $36.00
Interested in LIFE MEMBERSHIP?
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!!
JOIN US TODAY, and enjoy the fellowship and support of
your fellow Veterans!!!
Call us at 440-845-0572
or Contact Tom Thompson, Membership Chairman
State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134
Post (440) 845-0572 Hall Rental (440) 845-6599
Joseph J. Jacubic
"For God and Country"
TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER:
Salvatore (Sal) Germano
THANK YOU FOR JOINING AND SUPPORTING
THE LARGEST VETERANS' SERVICE ORGANIZATION.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THEN & NOW
This is a question asked by veterans everyday and the answer can be found if you go back
and look at the history of this the largest veterans service organization.
Many Veterans naively assume that the benefits that they have open to them have been
and always will be available to them because they deserve the opportunities that America
has to offer for their service. Really!!
November 11, 1918 - The Great War Ends
After all the parades were over those returning from over there received from a grateful
nation the following: $60.00 mustering out pay, train ticket to the station nearest their
home and they got to keep the uniform that they were wearing. No financial aide, no
rehabilitation for physical or mental problems such as missing limbs, blindness, hearing
loss, or shell shock. No jobs, no place to live except poor houses or a few veterans homes
left over from the Civil War.
March 15, 1919 - The American Legion is born
With the government unable to fill the needs of millions of veterans returning home the
Legion was formed to bridge that gap with the idea that veterans need to help other
veterans and to press government to do more. This effort resulted in the establishment of
the Veterans Bureau the forerunner of the Veterans Administration. The American Legion
during its first National Convention on November 11, 1919 established four principles which
would be the guiding principles to this day: National Security, Americanism, Monitoring
Youth and Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation. The American Legion raised money and
established endowment funds to assist veterans and their families. These programs still
exist to this day.
G.I. Bill of Rights and much more
With the end of WW II eminent the American Legion felt that something dramatic needed to
be done and they did it. In a hotel room in Washington D.C. The American Legion hand
wrote the first ever G.I. Bill (The Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944) and although
originally opposed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and other veterans groups was
passed by Congress and signed into law by President Roosevelt thanks to the efforts of
WW I Veterans.
The American Legion sued the VA for not conducting studies as mandated by Congress on
the effects of Agent Orange and other defoliants used in Vietnam and won.
With the Government looking to cut budgets the American Legion continues to defend the
rights of all veterans and to continually battle to improve the quality of life of those serving
and their families. The American Legion demands that the warriors of today be the best
trained and equipped military in the world.
The Post and the community
The American Legion begins and ends at every local Post. Post 572 is proud of its
membership in CBS and the Chamber of Commerce. We are active in the schools as well
as the community. Over the years Post 572 has made donations to the schools, police and
Fire Departments. Thousands of dollars have been donated to other deserving charities,
for children as well as the disabled and to feed the poor. We of course support American
Legion Charities that support our Veterans and those on active duty.
IF YOU ARE PROUD OF YOUR SERVICE & PROUD TO BE A VETERAN
JOIN US AND BE PROUD TO BE A PART OF
THE AMERICAN LEGION
(If you are eligible for membership in The American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of The
American Legion, stop by for a visit. Veterans interested in joining will need to provide the
Post with an application, a copy of your DD214 or equivalent and $36.00 for dues)
They have transferred to Post Everlasting and now
report to the Commander of us all. Our deepest
sympathies go to the families of
SALVATORE R FELICE - ARMY, VIETNAM
JOSEPH GARY GIAMPIETRO - ARMY, VIETNAM