Sons of the Legion

SONS of the American Legion of Post 39


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The Sons of The Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Sons Of The  Legion Membership Requirements;

To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion. You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War.
(Potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their parents or grandparents are/were eligible for membership in The American Legion)

WWIApril 16, 1917November 11, 1918
WWIIDecember 7, 1941December 31, 1946
Korean WarJune 25, 1950January 31, 1955
Vietnam WarFebruary 25, 1961May 7, 1975
Lebanon / GrenadaAugust 24, 1982July 31, 1984
Operation Just CauseDecember 20, 1989January 31, 1990
Operation Desert ShieldAugust 2, 1990***
Operation Desert Storm***

* 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 goverment of the United States.

Must have served at least one day of active duty during one of the dates shown above and honorably disharged or still serving honorably.