Berg-Hemker-Olson Post 51

West Salem American Legion
148 Leonard St. S.
West Salem, WI 54669
(608) 786-0051
West Salem American Legion
Berg-Hemker-Olson Post 51
West Salem American Legion
148 Leonard St. S. West Salem, WI 54669 (608) 786-0051

West Salem American Legion

148 Leonard St. S. West Salem, WI (608) 786-0051

Membership

To be eligible to become a Member of the American Legion you must currently be on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any eligible war eras. National Guard and Reservists having been Federally activated (including basic training) during these same war eras also meet the eligibility requirements.

The eligible war eras are as follows:

  • Dec. 7, 1941 to Today
  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)

In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 2019 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.

The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.

The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible.

Now that the legislation has been signed, The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the federal government. No other restrictions to American Legion membership are changed.

To become a American Legion Member click here for the regular application.

To become a American Legion Member Online click here.

If you would like to apply to be a Paid for Life member click here.

For a list of other forms/applications click here.

Mar
29
Sun
1:00 pm Wally Tranberg and His Band of F... @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Wally Tranberg and His Band of F... @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes on and come down to the West Salem American Legion for an afternoon of music, friendship and dancing. $5 per person, all proceeds will go to the building[...]
Apr
3
Fri
5:30 pm Ham Party/Food @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Ham Party/Food @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm
Come have a light dinner with us and stay to win a ham or two. The fun starts at 5:30.
Apr
5
Sun
11:00 am Porch Sign Class @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Porch Sign Class @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are excited to announce the return of this fun creative workshop so join us and get creative! Gather your friends and plan to attend this Porch Sign workshop. We will be hosting the class[...]
Apr
6
Mon
6:30 pm Bingo @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Bingo @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm
Building Fundraiser – Doors opens at 5:30 PM – Games start at 6:30 pm
Apr
10
Fri
5:30 pm Old Fashion Fish Fry @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Old Fashion Fish Fry @ Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s time for an Old Fashioned Fish Fry! Come in and support the Legion Building Fund and get Batter fried Fish, coleslaw, beans and bread served family style – All you can eat, with a[...]
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