Sons of the Legion
Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Sons of The American Legion?
A: Only if you meet the following criteria:
- Must be a male descendant
- May be an adopted son or stepson
- If the veteran (male or female) is living, they must be a member of the American Legion
- If the veteran is deceased, they did not have to be a member of the American Legion
- SAL and Legion membership does not have to be in the same post/squadron
- Dual members must meet the eligibility requirements of both Legion and SAL
- Aunts/Uncles do not satisfy the requirements for eligibility
Preamble to the S.A.L. National Constitution
Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of Veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The American Legion" for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.