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The Legion's calendar year runs from August 1st through July 31st.

     2013-2014 American Legion dues are due. Please check your Legion membership card and if it does not have 2014 on the top of it, please remit your dues as soon as possible. Dues are $35 or $32 if you are 62 years of age and retired.  

     We do appreciate those that send their dues in promptly. Active duty personnel should also disregard the dues notice as your cards will be sent out within the next couple of weeks.

    Members confined to home due to a long-term illness or nursing, assisted living residences should contact the Post at 465-4800 to indicate their present status.


We need and welcome your continued support. 
For further information contact Adjustant Don Perry at

About Us

       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.


Eligibility Requirements

       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

               December 7, 1941               December 31, 1946

   June 25, 1950                      January 31, 1955

               December 22, 1961             May 7, 1975

               August 24, 1982                  July 31, 1984

               December 20, 1989             January 31, 1990

               August 2, 1990                    To cessation of hostilities as determined
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.



Let us know if there are any events or updates you would like to share with fellow members.