The North Albany American Legion Post has loyal members living in
5 states around the country. Of course, we have quite a few “snowbirds” that make the migration to warmer climates each year. We also have several
members serving in the Middle East.
We welcome all interested veterans to become members of our American Legion Post and the world’s largest veteran organization. Our dues are $35 for a regular membership or $32 if you are age 62 or older and retired. We also sponsor the membership of those presently serving our nation on active duty. Your membership will gain your entry into hundreds of Legion posts around the country.
We would be happy to send you an application for membership. Just call (518)
465-4800 and leave your name, address and telephone number. Members of NY State
Post 1, which only exists on paper, are invited to call for a transfer form to belong to North Albany Post.
To belong to the American Legion you must have served
honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States during the wartime periods established by Congress. You must have served at least one day during one of these periods and provide a copy of your DD-214 certifying
your service dates.
Those dates are:
April 6, 1917 –
November 11, 1918
7, 1941 –
December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 –
January 31, 1955
22, 1961 –
May 7, 1975
– July 31, 1984
20, 1989 –
January 31, 1990
– To cessation of hostilities
by the U.S. Government
The North Albany Post was formed in late 1946 by a number of individuals returning from their military service. The original idea was to name the Post after one the local heroes that had made the supreme
sacrifice. With 17 casualties from the neighborhood, which one do you choose? Logic finally prevailed and the new club was named for the neighborhood with plaques
honoring the war dead. We now display several memorial plaques honoring the war
dead of all the wars since our inception. We also have a memorial board remembering
the names of our departed members.
Our club is open Tuesday through Sunday from 2:00 p.m. and from 12 noon on the weekends. Closing
is usually in the very late evening except on the weekends when hours are extended. You
are most welcome to stop in, say hello, stay for a chat. During the week
there are usually 3 or 4 members attending to office duties from 10:00 a.m. to noon or longer and the coffee pot is usually
on, or can be very quickly.
We are located on North First St., which is adjacent to I-90 where it crosses Broadway and North Pearl St. Coming from Memorial Hospital area, take a left on Van Rensselaer Blvd. and a right on North First St. You can’t miss us.