WELCOME TO
THE AMERICAN LEGION

America's Largest
Veterans Service Organization

myLegion.org Icon
Social Icons

Membership Eligibility

 

All women who are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary fall into one of the following categories:

1. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of members of The American Legion.

2. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the eligibility periods listed and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.

3. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great granddaughters and grandmothers of those who were citizens of the United States and who served during any of the eligibility periods in the Armed Forces of any of the governments who were allies of the United States and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.

4. Women who are eligible for membership in The American Legion in their own right.

This eligibility includes step-relatives.

 

Membership Dates

If you are a female, and have verified direct personal connection with service in one of the categories listed in the Eligibility Requirements section above, you are eligible for membership in American Legion Auxiliary!

Conflict      Eligibility Dates 
     
World War I   April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 
World War II    December 7, 1941 - December 31,1946 
Korea    June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 
Vietnam    February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 
Lebonan & Granada    August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 
Panama    December 29, 1989 - January 31, 1990 
Persian Gulf    August 2, 1990 - Cessation of hostilities as Determined by U.S. Government 
U.S. Merchant Marines    December 7, 1941 - August 15, 1945 

For more information on the benifits of membership,

please refer to the ALA Department State headquarters by clicking on the logo above.