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MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

 

Eligibility requirements

  • Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.
  • Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner's spouse within the state of registration.
  • All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
  • All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.

 

 

 


To join the American Legion, you must have served at least one day on

ACTIVE DUTY and HONORABLY DISCHARGED during any of these periods:

 

December 7, 1941 to Today

encompassing:

World War II - Korean War - Vietnam War - Lebanon/Grenada - Operation Just Cause - Panama

Operation Desert Shield - Operation Desert Storm - Iraqi Freedom Afghanistan Enduring Freedom

 

 

A copy of your DD214 showing dates and character of service is required at application.

 


To join the SAL you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons but does not include in-laws) of...

- a member of The American Legion

- or a Veteran who died in service during any of the qualifying periods listed above

- or of a Veteran who served during the qualifying periods, was honorably discharged, and died subsequent to their service

 

A copy of The American Legion membership card or DD214 of the Veteran through whom you are qualified is required at application.

 


To join the Auxiliary you must be a woman who...

 

- is eligible for membership in The American Legion

- or is the mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion

- or is the mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed periods

- or is a step relative to a qualified or deceased veteran.

 

Note that, as with the SAL, in-law relatives to the qualified Veteran are not eligible for membership.

A copy of The American Legion membership card or DD214 of the Veteran through whom you are qualified is required at application.