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Eligibility Requirements

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 War I or since December 7, 1941, 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. There shall be no form or class of membership except an active membership. 

•To uphold and defend the Constitution of
the United States of America.
• To honor my forefather’s service to our
country.
• To perpetuate (encourage) the true spirit
and positive view toward Americanism.
• To help our children of (and into) tomorrow.
• To assist teaching all Americans of all ages
what it took to make our country great.
• To keep freedom alive.
• To reinstate our loyalty and patriotism and
beliefs in America.
• To help our country prepare for the future
through the ideals established by our
forefathers.
• To provide various services to the
community, state and nation.
• To protect our nation’s flag and to educate
youth on flag etiquette.

•To support The American Legion and its
programs.
• To respect our parent organization.
• To give back, for what The American Legion
has done for my family and me.
• To make our support of The American
Legion Family as strong as possible.
• To help teach our youth the principles of
justice, freedom and democracy.
• To unite with others who belong to the
organization with a shared interest.
• To learn how to conduct a meeting using
Robert’s Rules of Order.
• To be a part of The American Legion Family,
and to help preserve it.
• To help the Sons of The American Legion
become a better organization for all those
who belong and for all who are helped
through the Sons of The American Legion
programs.
• To help prepare our youth in their ability to
succeed

• To help care for all veterans who served our
nation by assisting the VA&R and the VAVS
programs.
• To impact my community in a positive
way, by helping and assisting veterans,
and supporting various American Legion
programs.
• To provide assistance to all veterans,
especially those in need of care.
• To help assure that our veterans, POWs
and MIAs from all wars will never be
forgotten.
• To show pride for those who served this
country to keep us free.
• For God and country, and to support our
veterans and their families.
• To show the pride we take knowing our
contributions to The American Legion
and its charitable programs are making a
difference for the youth of America.
• To help those in need.