The American Legion Family consist of
- Legionnaires: Membership in the American Legion is available to all Veterans and Active Duty Military who served in the Military during the time of war – WWII (Dec 7, 1941 – Dec 31, 1946), Korea (Jun 25, 1950 – Jan 31, 1955), Vietnam Feb 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975), Lebanon/Grenada (Aug 24, 1982 – Jul 31, 1984), Operation Just Cause – Panama (Dec 20, 1989 – Jan 31, 1990), Persian Gulf/War on Terrorism (Aug 2 1990 – Today).
> Founded in 1919, they are nearly 3 million strong and approximately 15,000 Posts
> find out more (National Website Here) – (Department of California Website Here).
- Auxiliary: Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary is limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and/or if the veteran is deceased, they were eligible to join the American Legion.
> Founded in 1919, they are nearly 1 million strong and over 10,000 Units
> find out more (National Auxiliary Website Here) – (Department of California Auxiliary Website Here).
- Sons of the American Legion: Membership in the SAL includes males of all ages whose parents or grandparents are members of The American Legion, and/or if the veteran is deceased, they were eligible to join the American Legion.
> A program of the American Legion, created in 1932, they are nearly 1/2 million strong
> find out more (National Sons Website Here) – (Department of California Sons Website Here).
- American Legion Riders: Membership is open to American Legion Family which includes Legionnaires, Auxiliary and Sons. Individual chapters are typically located at specified Posts within the Districts. American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children’s hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships.
> Founded in 1993, they are over 100,000 strong and approximately 15,000 Posts
> find out more (National Riders Website Here) – (Department of California Riders Website Here).