| Membership Eligibility
If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in the Sons of The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks!
Thanks for stopping by today! We're confident you will enjoy becoming a member of The American Legion Family, this nation's largest organization dedicated to supporting veterans of the armed services of the United States of America!
Not everyone is eligible to become a member of the Sons of The American Legion.
Specific membership requirements:
If you need help obtaining the records to prove your eleigibility 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.
Contact us to obtain the necessary membership application form. Membership forms for the Sons of The American Legion are available at any American Legion Post.
Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates
(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)
- You must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion.
- If you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (see specific time periods for service during these conflicts).
- 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 in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (the same eligibility periods apply as above).
World War I - April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War II - December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
Korean War - June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era - February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada - August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Panama - December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Persian Gulf - August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)