The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organized program within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.
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.
If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in the Sons of The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks!
You should be able to get an official S.A.L. Membership Application from just about any American Legion Post in the country.
Thanks for stopping by today! We're confident you will enjoy becoming a member of The American Legion Family, this nation's largest organization dedicated to supporting veterans of the armed services of the United States of America!
Not everyone is eligible to become a member of the Sons of The American Legion. There are specific membership requirements.
To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion.
You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the 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 (see specific time periods for service during these conflicts).
You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (the same eligibility periods apply as above).
If you need help obtaining the records to prove your eligibility visit The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records. It is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed by law.
To apply for membership in the Sons of the Legion return the completed application with
your annual dues ($10.00) to:
SAL Membership Application
American Legion Post 72
P.O. Box 2195
Orem, Utah 84059-2195
[_] Yes! I'll help my serve veterans by becoming a member of the Sons of the Legion.
Name: ___________________________________ Age _________ (If under 18)
City, State and Zip:____________________________________
My family member served in:
Branch of Service.
[_] U.S. Army
[_] U.S. Navy
[_] U.S. Air Force
[_] U.S. Marines
[_] U.S. Coast Guard
[_] U.S. Merchant Marine - December 7,1941 - August 15,1945 (Only eligibility)
Dates of Service.
[_] AUGUST 2,1990 - Cessation of hostilities as determined by U.S. Government.
[_] DECEMBER 20,1989 - JANUARY 31,1990
[_] AUGUST 24,1982 - JULY 31,1984
[_] FEBRUARY 28,1961 - MAY 7,1975
[_] JUNE 25, 1950 - JANUARY 31, 1955
[_] DECEMBER 7,1941 - DECEMBER 31,1946
[_] APRIL 6, 1917 - NOVEMBER 11, 1918
I certify that the information given above are true and he/she was honorably discharged or is still serving honorably.
______________________________________ Date: ___/___/_____
Signature of Applicant
If applicant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian's signature is require.
______________________________________ Date: ___/___/_____Signature Parent or Guardian