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Free Legion Membership for Retired Military

Jul 26, 2016

The Legion has long helped those retiring from the military to transition to civilian life. Whether helping Veterans access care and benefits, referring Veterans to programs and supports, or providing opportunities to connect with other Veterans and get involved in your community, the Legion is here to support you.

As part of our efforts to help Veterans transition to civilian life, the Legion, in cooperation with the Canadian Armed Forces Depart With Dignity Program, offers a free, one-year membership to all retired Forces members who are not yet a Legion member. This free membership, which includes a subscription to Legion Magazine and access to Legion Member Benefit programs, is one way we thank Veterans for their service, and provides Veterans with the opportunity to get to know the Legion.

As you move into a new phase of life, being a Legion member is a great way to stay connected to the military family, to honour and support those who served and sacrificed, and to strengthen your community. For those who want to be more involved in the Legion, you can transfer your membership to a local Legion Branch at any time. As a member of a Legion Branch, you have opportunities to volunteer in your community, add your voice to Legion advocacy efforts, become involved in leadership roles at your Branch, and help shape the Legion in your community and across the country.

For more information and to apply for the free, one-year membership, visit our website: Civilian Life

Legion Services for All Veterans

The Legion will always be here for Veterans, regardless of whether you are a member or not. Legion Service Officers help serving and retired military and RCMP members and their families access the supports they need at no charge. For more information on assistance in adjusting to civilian life and other ways we can help, visit our website: Support for Veterans

Thank you for your service to our Country. We look forward to welcoming you to the Legion family.