Membership 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,
World War II,
The Korean War,
The Vietnam War,
and the Persian Gulf War,

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.
Eligibility Dates

Potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their parents or grandparents
are/were eligible for membership in The American Legion.

World War I
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

World War II
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

Korean War
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era
February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

Persian Gulf
August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)
The Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Arkansas
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