JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY

American Legion

Eligibility

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during WWI or any time since WWII and have been honorably discharged or are still serving — you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

Service Era
Inclusive Dates
WWI
Apr 6, 1917 – Nov 11, 1918
LEGION ACT
Dec 7, 1941 – Present

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.

Sons of the American Legion

Eligibility

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of  The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.

American Legion Auxiliary

Eligibility

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the eligible periods (See table under American Legion) and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service.

Legion Riders

Eligibility
  • Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.
  • Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner’s spouse within the state of registration.
  • All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
  • All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.

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