American Legion Post 848
312 E. Main Street
San Jacinto, CA   92583
951-487-1664

Mailing Address:

American Legion Post 848
Box 848
San Jacinto, CA   92581

To be eligible for The American Legion, a man or woman must have served at least one day of active duty in one of the armed forces of the United States during one of the eligibility eras below.

They are as follows:

  • World War I - April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918;
  • World War II - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946;
  • Korea - June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955;
  • Vietnam - February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975;
  • Lebanon & Grenada - August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984;
  • Panama - December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990;
  • Persian Gulf - August 2, 1990 to the date of cessation of hostilities as determined by the Government of the United States (This means that all military personnel now on active duty are eligible for membership in The American Legion).

Current and past members of the National Guard and Reserve may also be eligible for membership provided that they had periods of at least four months of duration for training in one or another of the aforementioned eligibility eras. Annual summer camps and weekend drills do not constitute eligible periods of service. Active duty is the key to Legion membership. A person need not have served overseas to be eligible, but must possess an Honorable Discharge with a DD Form 214.

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We are located in San Jacinto at 312 E. Main Street. Give us a call at 951-487-1664 between 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. Monday thru Sunday. On Saturdays we are there until 11:00 P.M.

When you call, ask to speak with one of the post officers about joining.

If you are interested in joining the American Legion Auxiliary,
 Click Here For The Membership Form

If you are interested in joining the Sons of The American Legion,
 Click Here For Information and The Membership Form


The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans' organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness.  It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.

The American Legion Auxiliary was formed to aid the American Legion in carrying out the great program of peacetime service to America to which the American Legion is dedicated. All of our activities are designed to promote the work of the American Legion and to help the American Legion reach its objectives. Our members serve side by side with the members of the American Legion in a spirit of unselfish devotion to the well being of the American republic.