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735 Henry Street, Lake Geneva, WI

Frank Kresen POST 24

IMPORTANT - MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA CHANGED

On July 30, President Trump signed into law the LEGION Act – and our National Charter
was immediately changed from having seven eligibility eras to two eligibility eras, subject to the
same limitations and restrictions as before.  

Therefore Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of The American Legion now reads:
“An individual is eligible for membership in The American Legion only if the
individual – (1) has served in the Armed Forces of (A) the United States at any time during – (i)
the period of April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918; or (ii) any time after December 7, 1941;
or (B) a government associated with the United States Government during a period or time
referred to in subsection (A) of this section and was a citizen of the United States when the
individual entered that service; and (2) was honorably discharged or separated from that service
or continues to serve honorably during or after that period or time; provided, however, that such
service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, or
continued honorably during or after any of said periods; provided, further, that no person shall
be entitled to membership who, being in such service during any of said periods, refused on
conscientious, political or other grounds to subject themselves to military discipline or
unqualified service.”

Additionally Article XIII, Section 2 now reads:
“Membership in The American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the
grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members
of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and
adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United
States during any of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time
after December 7, 1941; or who, being citizens of the United States at the time of their entry
therein, served on active duty in the Armed Forces of any of the governments associated with
the United States during any of said periods, and died in the line of duty or after honorable
discharge; and to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The
American Legion.”

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The 2020 membership year is here !
You will start receiving renewal notices for membership year 2020  
 
Post 24 dues are $40 and can be paid in the following ways:
1.  Come to a monthly meeting (2nd Monday) No meeting in July or December
2.  Come for social hours on a Friday night starting 5pm
3.  Pay online at www.legion.org/renew/form
4.  Mail to:
     Post 24
     P.O. Box 24
     Lake Geneva, WI  53147

 

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The American Legion is 100 Years old !

For a brief summary of the history of the legion, click here:  Brief Summary

Post 24 is a Centennial Post - officially chartered in August 2019

 

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