I served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard 1954-1959; then in the Army Standby Reserve 1959-1971. The only active duty was the two weeks training each summer. At a function, if the host asks for all "veterans" to stand, should I stay seated? I receive lots of invitations to join the American Legion, but I think that deployed active duty is required. Does my little bit of military service qualify me for any benefits at all? Can I even call myself a "veteran"?