The Sons of The American Legion Eligibility Requirements

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All applicants for membership in the Sons of The American Legion must meet the following requirements established by The American Legion to be eligible for membership.
Male Decendant: Definition

Applicant must be a male descendant, adopted son or stepson of a member of The American Legion.

A male descendant of a veteran is defined as one of the following:

  • Son
  • Grandson
  • Great-grandson (and so on)
  • Stepson
  • Adopted Son
Sponsoring Veteran Qualifications

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 War I, and December 7, 1941, to date, as 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.

Information on a veteran’s service record can be obtained by contacting:

National Archives and Records Administration
Telephone: 1-866-272-6272

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