SAL Membership

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

You would also be eligible to join the Sons 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).

You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion 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).

Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates:

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)

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