Women and girls interested in joining the Post 256 Auxiliary, please go to the Post 256 Auxiliary paragraph on the "About Us" page.

Male descendants of veterans interested in joining the Post 256 Sons of the American Legion please go to the Sons of the American Legion paragraph on the "About Us" page. 


All persons who have served honorably in the United States military, Reserves or Coast Guard, including those on active duty, and their family members, are encouraged to consider joining this diverse group of like-minded men and women.
To get started: read, print, complete & sign the Post 256 Membership Application form.

Send the completed Post 256 Membership Application form along with your check or money order for the first year dues [$45]  to: 

American Legion Post 256

454 N. Main Street

Canandaigua NY  14424

- a copy of your DD-214 [or Coast Guard equivalent]
- OR, if on active duty, a copy of your current orders

For more information about what it means to be a member of the American Legion, or to schedule a tour of Post 256 in Canandaigua NY, please call (585) 394-3790 or send us a message at One of our Board members or Officers will respond. We welcome your call or visit and we look forward to hearing from you!


If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion:

April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)

How to Join 

American Legion

Canandaigua Post 256

454 North Main Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424