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Detachment of Massachusetts

SAL Membership Eligibility

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ELIGIBILITY

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, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and Gulf War/War on Terrorism, during the delimit-ing 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, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion. There shall be no form or class of membership except an active membership.

New Membership

Eligible Sons applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

  1. Complete Sons of The American Legion Membership Application.

    Print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to above address, together with your dues payment. (Dues amount on application).  Applications are also available at the Post.)
     
  2. Provide a copy of the DD214 discharge form of the Eligible Veteran.
     
  3. Pay the membership dues (amount shown on application). Make checks payable to our Post listed above. DO NOT SEND CASH.
     
  4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.
     
  5. Please see eligibility dates below.
     
  6. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

Transfers

Members applying for transfers from your current Post to our Post must submit the following:

  1. Complete Sons of The American Legion Membership Application.
     
  2. Provide a copy of the DD214 discharge form of the Eligible Veteran.
     
  3. Provide a copy of your membership card.
     
  4. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

ELIGIBILITY DATES

Membership eligibility in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:

(April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918) World War I
(December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946) World War II
(June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955) Korean War
(February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975) Vietnam War
(August 24, 1982 - July 31,1984) Lebanon/Grenada
(December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990) Operation Just Cause
(August 2, 1990 - Today)* Operation Desert Shield/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 government of the United States.

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

For any questions please contact our membership chairman, or stop at the Post.

Click on the gold star "Application" menu button for an online application form.