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The Legion Family:

Eligibility requirements


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To be eligible for The American Legion, a man or woman must have served at least one day of active duty.Current and past members of the National Guard and Reserve may also be eligible for membership and should check with the Adjutant of the Post in their local community. Annual summer camps and weekend drills do not constitute eligible periods of service. Active duty is the key to Legion membership. A person need not have served overseas to be eligible, but must possess an Honorable Discharge (DD Fm 214).

The American Legions  eligibility requirements are for anyone that served on federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving. 

The Sons of the American Legion is open to sons and grandsons of veterans who meet the above criteria The Auxiliary is open to grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of veterans meeting the above criteria┬ 

Please stop by our Post at 6 Sargent Rd in Londonderry to pick-up an application or go

to https://www.legion.org/.

A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary.

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The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daue  great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of of the following

    • Present members of the American Legion
    • Veterans who died in the line of duty
    • Honorably discharged deceased veterans
    • Allies of the USA who died in the line of duty
    • Deceased allies with an honorable discharge who all served in the United States Armed Forces during the above listed war eras.
          • Step relatives are also eligible

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                 Sons of The American Legion

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 at top of this page).

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).