American Legion Post 46 Morehead City, NC

The American Legion was chartered by congress in 1919 and is the largest veteran’s organization in the world.

The American Legion consists of 55 Departments which include the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, France, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Philippines and has more than 14,000 Posts and more than 2.4 million members.

The American Legion is an organization of veterans helping veterans, families, and communities.

Programs Within The American Legion

The American Legion Auxillary

The mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support the American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.

Sons of The American Legion

S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.

American Legion Riders

American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children’s hospitals, schools, veteran’s homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.

Served During WWII

Members of the American Legion are Veterans of all branches of service who have served during times of conflict as determined by congress.

Eligibility Requirements:

Served at least one day of active duty during the following dates and honorably discharged or still serving on active duty.

• World War I – April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918• World War II – December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946• SPECIAL NOTE – Merchant Marines – December 7, 1941 to August 15, 1945• 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 until cessation of hostilities as determined by the United States Government (NOTE: 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 and should check with the Adjutant of the Post in their local community. Annual Active Duty for Training 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 (DD Form 214).

Meeting Time/Location

American Legion Post 46 meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the Train Depot, 1001 Arendell St. Morehead City. Meetings are open to the public.Doors open at 5:30pm for social and snacks.

Suicide Prevention

For Immediate Assistance Call:

1-800-273-8255 and press 1or chat online at

An estimated 20 veterans a day commit suicide.

Know The Warning Signs.

Please visit the Veteran Crisis Line to learn more about how to identify someone in crisis and how to help.

Other resources include:

Your primary care physician or nurseMorehead City VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)Greenville VA CBOCDurham VA Medical Center