Post 56

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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

142 North Broadway

Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

(507) 373-7993

Service Veterans - Serving the Community

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If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served during any eligible war eras, you are a veteran and you're eligible to become a Legionnaire! We're veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation's youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned - and were promised - by service to our nation in uniform.  We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an array of benefits.


The American Legion is always there for you and your family - in Washington and nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!"


We invite You to Become a Member!

Dates of eligibility

Persian Gulf August 2, 1990 - OPEN

 Panama December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

Grenada & Lebanon August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

Vietnam February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

Korea June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

WWII December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

WWI April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

How Can You Join?

To join we need a completed application and membership dues ($35) for the first year.

Please contact us for more information and a copy of the application. (507) 373-7993

Who can join

Any active duty personnel that served in the military (including National Guard and Reserves)

for at least 1 day during the defined eligibility dates.



Local Post 56 member benefits



Daily drawing.

Participation in local events.


Take advantage of your full benefits as described on the national and state benefits links.


Social Membership

Post 56 has approved a new "Social Membership" classification. This membership is just that - one entitled to the social benefits of Post 56 such as membership dinner, eligible for daily drawing, use of banquet room on availability, use of lounge, and comply with rules of the club.  If you are aware of an individual that you would like to refer, please contact the office for an application.  Applications are approved by the Post 56 executive board.