Melvin Roads Post 1231
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Banquet Hall - Bar & Lounge - Catering
Meeting Rooms - Veteran & Community Support

200 Columbia Turnpike East Greenbush, NY 12144 (map)

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The American Legion


Fax 462-5250

The larger the American Legion's membership
the more powerful is our voice when it comes
to lobbying on behalf of America's service
members and veterans.

Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership

If you are currently on active duty, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The 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 (Panama)
  • Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)

Join the Legion online today or print this application and stop by with a with copy of your DD Form 214.

Are you already a Legion, Auxiliary or Sons member and enjoy motorcycles? read more about the Melvin Roads American Legion Riders Chapter #1231 or fill out an application and stop by on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00.

Membership Benifits

American Legion membership can save you money. Discount programs for products and services such as travel, health care, personal finance and computers are offered exclusively to members of The American Legion and Sons of The American Legion. Click on one of the categories to learn more.

Dear Prospective Legionnaire:

Thank you for you interest about joining the ranks of the American Legion.

As you served your country you stepped up to make a difference in providing for the peace and security of our nation. Joining the American Legion is important as well, for as a veteran you can make a continued difference in so many important ways primarily now in your own community.

For example each local Post is there to provide experienced help in obtaining your full veteran's benefits when you need it-and that your family will get the assistance they need to secure the benefits they are entitled to as a veteran's dependents. Aware that thousands of young men and women serve our country each day in the uniformed services, we provide assistance to their families and themselves through such programs as the Wounded Warrior Project. Further, through the community-oriented programs of the Post, our fellow Americans are reminded of the importance of the rights of all persons to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

And of course there is the camaraderie of joining in with other veterans at Post activities. At Melvin Roads, we have a very attractive lounge setting where you can meet with your friends and vets alike as our facility is open to the public.

As the Commander of Post 1231, I encourage you to complete the application and along with your DD214 and annual dues of $32.00, submit all to our membership chair. We look forward to your participation and active involvement in our programs.

Finally, on behalf of our Post and all the members of our community, thank you, once again, for your service to our country. As a community, we are better for your selfless courage.