Sons focus on much more than just membership. At all levels, we support The American Legion in promoting a wide variety of programs. Squadrons assist the Posts in other activities such as veterans programs, Veterans Administration home and hospital volunteerism, Children & Youth projects, and fundraising.
Just as each Legion post determines the extent of its service to the community, state, and nation, each Sons squadron is permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet its own needs.
There are specific requirements to be eligible for the Sons of The American Legion.
- A male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion
- Or a 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 to present
- Or a male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War to Present.
If you need assistance in obtaining the records needed to prove your eligibility please visit The National Personnel Records Center Military Personnel Records at http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed by law.
World War I April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918
World War II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
US Merchant Marines December 7, 1941 – August 15, 1945
Korea June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955
Vietnam February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
Lebanon & Grenada August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984
Panama December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990
Presently August 2, 1990 – present
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