Please continue to support our fellow veterans, troops, their families, and our nation’s youth, by renewing your membership online today.

* Online renewals are for current or former American Legion members only. This does not include Sons or Auxiliary members.
To join The American Legion as a new member, contact a local American Legion Post near you, or contact Dept. of SD Headquarters at 605-886-3604 – Mon.-Fri. 7:00 am to 4:00 pm or email us at

Your annual dues help support programs in your community and across the nation. American Legion programs and services include: Troop Support, Child Welfare Foundation, Heroes to Hometowns, American Legion Baseball, Department Service Officers, Family Support Network, Flag Advocacy & Etiquette, Junior ROTC & ROTC, Operation Comfort Warriors, Scholarships, Veterans Job Fairs, and many others.

Thank you for ensuring that The American Legion remains the most powerful voice in America on behalf of veterans, service-members, their families, and communities across the nation.

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How it works

Click the informational videos below to learn how the new online renewal process works for members, Department Officers/Staff and Post Officers. Review each in the order they are presented. Make sure the audio on your computer is turned on.

VIDEO: How the online renewal process will work for members Click here

VIDEO: How the online renewal process and administration applies to Department officers and staff Click here

VIDEO: How the online renewal process and administration applies to Post Officers. Click here