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District 1, Department of GA, The American Legion

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We are always looking for Veterans (A veteran is a person who has served at least one day of Federal Military Service, and Service members on Active Duty are also encouraged to join) interested in joining our organization.   Female dependents of all members are encouraged to join the Ladies Auxiliary and Male Dependents are encouraged to join The Sons Of the American Legion.  All become valued members of THE AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY.

How Can You Join?

How can I join?
First one can go to the National American Legion Web Site (www.legion.org) and proceed to the Join Link.  Second, Stop by your Local American Legion Post and Ask for a membership application. If all else fails, please contact one of the District 1 Officers who are listed on the Officers page of this site and they will be proud to explain the procedures and guide you through the steps.

Who Can Join?

Membership in The American Legion is open to all Veterans who have served at least one day of Active Duty during the below marked dates, who have been Honorably Discharged or still serving Honorably.
04/06/1918 - 11/11/1918;  12/07/1941 - 12/31/1946; 
06/25/1950 - 01/31/1955;  12/22/1961 - 05/07/1975;
08/24/1984 - 07/31/1984;  12/20/1989 - 01/31/1990;
08/02/1990 - until the cessation as determined by the U. S. Government

Benefits of Joining, Just ask any American Legion Family members and they will be glad to let you know.

There are several benefits to becoming a member of The American Legion Family. Our members are close friends and we have a great time when we get together. Of course we also have a common interest, and we hope to further our cause.

Sons of The American Legion Membership
 

Eligibility

If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in the Sons of The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks! Contact The American Legion Post nearest you to see if a Squadron of the Sons has been organized at that Post. If not, an officer of that Post should be able to tell you where to find the nearest S.A.L. Squadron. You can also contact The S.A.L. National Headquarters to find the location of a Sons Squadron near you. 

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 eleigibility 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.

 Contact the Sons of The American Legion Squadron nearest you to obtain the necessary membership application form. Membership forms for the Sons of The American Legion should be available at any American Legion Post. Contact the Post nearest you and ask if a Squadron of the Sons exists in your area. If there is no Squadron in your area, contact The S.A.L. National Headquarters and ask about membership in the Sons of The American Legion. It's also possible to organize a new S.A.L. Squadron. Click here to see information on starting a new Squadron.

Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates


for Membership in The American Legion
(note: 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
Lebanon/Grenada
August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Panama
December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Persian Gulf
August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)

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As they serve, we must be willing to serve them.  Some may ask;  How can we do this, the answer is simple.  We serve them by assisting their families, fighting to keep the benefits earned available to them and by showing the rest of American that as American Legion Family Mem, we believe in our governemnt, and will do all possibe to protect the ideals won by all of America's Veterans.
 
Now that the 3rd Infantry has most of its memebsr home and the remaining members of the 48th Brigade are processing back into civiliam life, we can not stop assisting them.  Keep up your good work.

District 1, Department of Georgia, The American Legion
Dennis P. Fitzgerald, Public Relations Director
912-884-2830