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Membership in the

Sons of the American Legion


If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in the Sons of The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks!

To be eligible, you must be a male descendant ( includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion;

or, if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in wartime service during the eligibility periods listed below;

or, if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service during the same eligibility periods.

Should you need help obtaining the records to prove your eligibility, visit "The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records." It is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed by law.

Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates for Membership in The American Legion note: potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their parents or grandparents are/were eligible for membership in The American Legion).

DUES: Annual membership dues are $25.


Membership Eligibility Requirements

Honorable U. S. military service within these dates:

August 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War/War On Terrorism)

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Panama)

August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)

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