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.

There shall be no forms or class of membership except an active membership.


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)


Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.

S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or
grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for
American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion,
American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion
comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership
of nearly 4.2 million.


Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, S.A.L. is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in S.A.L.

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