Address: 1900 Henry Street, Guntersville, Alabama 35976 - Phone: (256) 582-8323

Membership Information

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Our post Legionnaire membership stands right at 200 members. The approximate current Legion National Membership exceeds 3 million women and men comprised of Veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, The Global War on Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Dues at American Legion Post 8 are $35.00 per year. At this time our 2015 dues are due. Please see our Post Adjutant to pay your dues or mail them to P.O. Box 513, Guntersville, AL 35976.

We are proud of all members of our post.

Membership Benefits. The American Legion continuously seeks programs that provide direct benefits and services to members and dependants. Statement of Vision charges us to respond not only to the quality of life needs of our members and their families, but also to the veteran community at large.

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Eligibility Information needed by Post 8: Copy of your DD-214 or other discharge papers that shows the dates of eligibility or your current active duty ID card and a copy of a current photo ID such as a driver's license.


May 1, 2003 to present (Operation Iraqi Freedom )
 August 2, 1990 to March 3, 1991 (Operation Desert Shield/Storm)
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)

*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 Dec. 7, 1941 to Aug. 16, 1945.


To download a printable application you can mail to us, click here:

Post 8 Membership Application

Paid up for Life Information

Members may be interested to know that the American Legion offers a Paid Up For Life membership. Members interested in this option should know, this is not a discount membership, but the opportunity to pay your dues in full for life based on the annual dues of your post at the time of application and your age. A major advantage of this option is when the cost of dues rise you will not be affected. In effect, you are locking in your dues at the current level. Each Paid-Up-For-Life member receives a permanent plastic card, as well as an annual paper membership card, directly from national, to verify continuing membership in The American Legion. The annual card will be mailed in June or July of each year. Upon request, a replacement card can be provided at no charge to the member. A member must be in good standing to become a Paid-Up-For-Life be in good standing, he/she must have a valid membership card for the current year. The post adjutant must certify that member's good standing before forwarding the application.

Application Process

The applications for Paid-Up-For-Life membership must be completed and submitted to the post adjutant for verification/certification. The member completes the application and turns it over to the post along with the appropriate payment, the same as if paying annual dues. The post will review and endorse the application, forward it to the department headquarters, and from there it is sent to national for final processing. The PUFL application form can be downloaded in PDF format at this site along with the rate chart.. Members may also take advantage of the Time Payment Plan to purchase a life membership. That application to can be downloaded at this site by clicking the links below. All of these forms can also be obtained from the Post Adjutant.

Paid Up For Life Chart
Paid Up For Life Application
Paid Up For Life Time Payment Plan

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