GENERAL MEMBERSHIP – Membership Chairperson – Joe Merimonde (Email Joe)
The true value of joining The American Legion can’t be measured in dollars and cents. It is a unique way of being a part of something bigger than any individual.
If you are on active duty today, serving honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any eligible war eras, become a member of The American Legion!
We’re veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation’s youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we’ve all earned – and were promised – by service to our nation in uniform.
We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family – in Washington and nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad. Just like you, we’re “Still Serving America!”
In order to be eligible for membership into the American Legion, you must have served any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces during any of the dates listed below. . .
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
August 2, 1990 to today
SAL’s MEMBERSHIP – Membership Chairmen – Jim Ihlenfeld / Jim Arcinese ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) – Click here to download SAL Membership Application
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 (see specific time periods for service during these conflicts).
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 subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (the same eligibility periods apply as above)
Women who are elegible for membership fall into one of the following catagories:
1. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great granddaughters, and grandmothers of members of the American Legion.
2. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great granddaughters, and grandmothers of those who served in the armed forces of the United States during any of the eligibility periods listed above and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.
3. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great granddaughters, and grandmothers of those who were citizens of the United Stated and who served during any of the eligibility periods listed above in the Armed Forces of any of the governments who were allies of the United States and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.
4. Women who are eligible for membership in the American Legion in their own right.
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS – Membership Chairperson – Al Sacca. Email Al at email@example.com
Article IV—Membership Eligibility for Legion Riders
Section 1. Eligibility for basic membership in The American Legion Riders shall be as prescribed by the national constitutions of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of The American Legion.
Section 2. All members of The American Legion Riders must demonstrate current individual membership in The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion.
Section 3. Members will not at any time hold membership in more than one chapter of The American Legion Riders.
Section 4. In addition to sections 2-3 above, members must be the legally registered owner of a motorcycle with a minimum displacement of 350cc, or be the spouse or significant other of the legally registered, licensed, and insured owner within the state of registration. Said owner also being a member of The American Legion Riders in good standing.
Section 5. All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
Section 6. All members will obey the motor vehicle laws of any state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.
If you can not reach the Membership Chairperson via email, call the Legion at 856-665-3889 and leave a message