American Legion Paris Post 1


The American Legion Paid Up For Life (PUFL) Membership 


Each year there is an increasing number of Legionnaires whose dues are already paid for the coming year, and for every year thereafter, as long as they live. They are Legionnaires who've voluntarily chosen to become Paid-Up-For-Life (PUFL) members under the American Legion National plan. The average Legionnaire is most apt to decide to become a PUFL member at the time when dues are usually paid for the coming year.  The American Legion's annual membership renewal program begins every July for the next membership year.  At that time you should receive a membership renewal notice from the National Office. The goal is to achieve 100% renewals by 31 December of each year.

PUFL membership is not a discount program. The National Constitution & By-Laws of The American Legion is very clear that "there shall be no form or class of membership except an active membership, and dues shall be paid annually or for life." Everyone must pay their fair share to support the organization. The National Paid-Up-For-Life plan was established for convenience only, giving members an alternative to paying dues on an annual basis. Under the PUFL program, the part of the annual dues that the Post normally retains each year to cover its operation expenses, would be returned to the Post every year for all PUFL members.  

Each PUFL member receives a permanent lifetime membership card, as well as an annual membership card, directly from the National Office to verify continuing membership in The American Legion. The annual card will be mailed during the summer of each year. Replacement cards can be printed directly online on your My Legion account. 


To become a PUFL member, you must be a current American Legion member in good standing.  This means that you must have a valid membership card for the current year. For any further information, please email


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