The American Legion Family of Post 38 consists of Members of The American Legion (TAL), Members of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) and Members of the Sons of The American Legion (SAL). Won't you consider joining our family?
American Legion membership eligibility, since its founding in 1919, is determined by Congress through the establishment of specific dates of declared hostilities in which U.S. military personnel were activated. The American Legion believes that membership in the organization should be extended to ALL U.S. military personnel who served on active duty during the hostile events that are not seen as a period of war. To extend membership eligibility, it literally will take an Act of Congress. At present time, there is a Bill before Congress, call the Legion Act, to change and open up eligibility requirements to join the American Legion. *Read additional information below.
Join The American Legion (TAL) & become a Legionnaire
Membership is open only to men and women who served active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during specific periods designated as “war time” by the U.S. Congress, and who have received an honorable discharge, or are still serving honorably. See eligibility dates below.
Join The Sons of the American Legion (SAL)
S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. 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 I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died after their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.
Join The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA)
MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY DATES
based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:
April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918) World War I
Anytime served after December 7, 1941 -
A bill expanding membership eligibility for The American Legion passed on June 11 by unanimous consent in the Senate. The Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act — also known as the LEGION Act — is a bipartisan effort introduced by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.