Sons of the American Legion logo

Detachment of Massachusetts

 

SAL Membership Eligibility

Click on above logo SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION BROCHURE

ELIGIBILITY

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I or since December 7, 1941, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion.

There shall be no form or class of membership except an active membership.

New Membership

Eligible Sons applying for first time membership must submit the following information to a Post/Squadron Membership Committee:

  1. Complete Sons of The American Legion Membership Application.  Print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to the Post/Squadron address, together with your dues payment. (if dues amount is known).  
  2. Provide a copy of the DD214 discharge form of the Eligible Veteran.
  3. Pay the membership dues provided by the Post/Squadron that you're looking to join.  Make checks payable as provided by the Post/Squadron. DO NOT SEND CASH.
  4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.
  5. Please see eligibility dates below.

Find an American Legion Post

The American Legion's resource, Find an American Legion Post (link above) is a usefull way to lookup to find a Post that hosts a Sons of The American Legion Squadron.  If you're having difficulty finding a Squadron, feel free to provide your full contact information, mailing address, email address, phone via email to the following email address:  membership@salmass.org

Transfers

Members applying for transfers from your current Squadron to a different Squadron must submit the following:

  1. Provide a copy of your membership card.
  2. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

ELIGIBILITY DATES

(April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918) World War I
Since December 7, 1941

during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion.