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. See Chart below
There shall be no forms or class of membership except an active membership.
|*AUGUST 2, 1990 TO TODAY||(PERSIAN GULF/ WAR ON TERRORISM)|
|DECEMBER 20, 1989 TO JANUARY 31, 1990||(OPERATION JUST CAUSE – PANAMA)|
|AUGUST 24, 1982 TO JULY 31, 1984||(LEBANON/GRENADA)|
|FEBRUARY 28, 1961 TO MAY 7, 1975||(VIETNAM)|
|JUNE 25, 1950 TO JANUARY 31, 1955||(KOREA)|
|DECEMBER 7, 1941 TO DECEMBER 31, 1946||(WORLD WAR II)|
|APRIL 6, 1917 TO NOVEMBER 11, 1918||(WORLD WAR I)|
*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.
U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).