Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership

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The American Legion is the nation’s largest, most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs. Since 1919, Legionnaires have fought for the rights of servicemen and women. Today we stand as 2.7 million members with over 200,000 Legionnaires from The Department of Pennsylvania.

If you have served honorably during any eligible war eras or are on active duty today, serving honorably, become a member of The Pennsylvania American Legion!

Eligibility Dates:

We will need a copy of your discharge papers to attach to the membership request form.  

World War I April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918

World War II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946

US Merchant Marines December 7, 1941 – August 15, 1945

Korea June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955

Vietnam February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975

Lebanon & Grenada August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984

Panama December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990

Presently August 2, 1990 – present

Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Member.

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Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service:

A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion. 

Eligibility Dates:

We will need a copy of the veteran's discharge papers to attach to the membership request form.  

World War I April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918

World War II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946

US Merchant Marines December 7, 1941 – August 15, 1945

Korea June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955

Vietnam February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975

Lebanon & Grenada August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984

Panama December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990

Requirements for SAL (Sons of American Legion) Membership

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Membership in the American Legion S.A.L. shall be limited to the grandfathers, fathers, brothers, husbands, and direct and adopted male descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandfathers, fathers, brothers, husband, and direct and adopted male descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service:

A man who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the S.A.L. regardless of whether or not he is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of his male relatives ( direct decedents) depends upon his membership in The American Legion. 

Eligibility Dates:

We will need a copy of the veterans discharge papers to attach to the membership request form.  

World War I April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918

World War II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946

US Merchant Marines December 7, 1941 – August 15, 1945

Korea June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955

Vietnam February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975

Lebanon & Grenada August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984

Panama December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990

Presently August 2, 1990 – present

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