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Join the Sons

Who is Eligible?

All male descendants, adopted sons and step sons of members of the American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during:

  • World War I(April 6,1917 - Nov. 11, 1918)
  • World War II (Dec. 7 1941 - Dec. 31, 1946)
  • Korean War (Jun.25, 1950 - Jan.31, 1955)
  • Vietnam War (Feb.28, 1961 - May 7, 1975)
  • Lebanon / Grenada (Aug. 24,1982 - July 31, 1984)
  • Operation Just Cause - Panama (Dec.20,1989 - Jan.31, 1990)
  • Operation Desert Shield/Storm (*Aug.2,1990 - A date to be determined by the U.S. Government)
  • US Merchant Marines eligible only from Dec. 7, 1941 to Aug. 16, 1945

* Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join the American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Legion.

Proof of eligibility (a copy of the sponsor Veterans DD-214, and/or American Legion Membership Card) will be requested at time of application. If you cannot get a copy of the Veterans DD-214, we will be able to help you retrieve it.

Why Join?

Different people have different reasons for belonging to organizations. For many, membership in the Sons has allowed them to become involved in American Legion programs alongside their fathers. Others belong out of respect for their Parents' and grandparents' service to our country in the military. Many younger members get involved and learn valuable leadership skills involving organization, public speaking, negotiating, budgeting and fundraising skills. Membership in our organization also provides individuals with opportunities to forge lifelong friendships with people who share a common bond.

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