Sons of The American Legion
Eligibility Requirements

All applicants for membership in the Sons of The American Legion must meet the following requirements established by The American Legion to be eligible for membership.

(1) Applicant must be a direct male descendant, adopted son or stepson of a member of The American Legion.

(2) Or the applicant must be a direct male descendant, adopted son or stepson of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the Persian Gulf War, or who died subsequent to their Honorable Discharge from such service. Eligibility periods are listed below.

A male descendant of a veteran is defined as one of the following:

If you meet these requirements you are eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Legion. 

Eligibility Dates Established by The American Legion
(Approved by Federal Charter) 
War Era  Eligibility Periods
World War I April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korea June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 
Grenada & Lebanon August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Panama December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
Persian Gulf & War on Terrorism August 2, 1990 to Present
 

 

Interested in joining the Sons of The American Legion?  Click on the application below, fill it out and print the application, and take it along with proof of eligibility to your nearest Sons of The American Legion Squadron. To find your nearest Squadron, check out our Squadron Locator.

 

 

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  Last Updated: January 17, 2015