How To Join


Eligibility Information

Thanks for stopping by today! If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in the Sons of The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks! We're confident you will enjoy becoming a member of The American Legion Family, this nation's largest organization dedicated to supporting veterans of the armed services of the United States of America!

You should be able to get an official S.A.L. Membership Application from just about any American Legion Post in the country.

Not everyone is eligible to become a member of the Sons of The American Legion. There are specific membership requirements.

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

(Note: potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their parents or grandparents are/were eligible for membership in The American Legion)

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)

Contact the Sons of The American Legion Squadron nearest you to obtain the necessary membership application form.

To find a Squadron near you in Minnesota,
please click HERE