Joining the Sons

Membership in the S.A.L. is open to all male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion. Also accepted are any such descendants of veterans who died in service during the eligibility 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. Since the eligibility age begins from date of birth, activities and programs of squadrons are determined by age groups within squadrons and the needs of the community. Just as each Legion post determines the extent of its service to the community, state, and nation, so each squadron is permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet its own needs. The average age of an S.A.L. member is estimated at 33 years of age.

In order to request military records and verify eligibility, please visit Requesting Military Records for more information.

Apply to join the SAL

It is important to properly complete Membership Applications. To view and print an example of how to properly fill out a Membership Application Form, please click the link listed below.

Paid Up for Life Program

Interested in applying for lifetime membership? See the information below:

Applications to join other Legion Family Organizations