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Trump opens membership eligibility for The American Legion


Last updated 8/13/2019 at 5:44am

SANGER, California – President Donald Trump on July 30 signed a bipartisan bill expanding eligibility for membership in the biggest and most politically influential veterans service organization in the country, prompting celebration in California, whose veterans population is the largest in the country.

Prior to the “LEGION Act,” if veterans wanted to join The American Legion, they had to have served during one of the six federally-designated eras dating back to America’s declaration of war on Germany during WWI. Because The American Legion is a congressionally-chartered veterans se...

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