American Legion Membership

The American Legion is the nation’s largest, most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs. Since 1919, Legionnaires have fought for the rights of servicemen and women. Today we stand 2.7 million members Nationwide, and have over 130,000 Legionnaires from The Department of Florida.

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving – you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

If you do not have a copy of your DD214, you can go to archives.gov/veterans to request another copy. A copy of orders putting you on federal active duty can be used as proof of eligibility as well.

We’re veterans just like you who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation’s youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we’ve all earned – and were promised – by our service to the nation we love.

The American Legion is always there for you and your family – whether it is when we lobby in Washington, D.C. or at our local American Legion Posts throughout the state of Florida. Just like you, we’re “Still Serving America!”

AL Auxiliary Membership

Membership in The American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941; or who, being citizens of the United States at the time of their entry therein, served on active duty in the Armed Forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during any of said periods, and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge; and to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The American Legion

A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.

Proof of your eligibility. Note: If the person who provides your eligibility is a member of The American Legion, eligibility documentation is likely not necessary, however you do need to provide his or her American Legion member ID number and Post information on your application. If the person who provides your eligibility is deceased, acceptable eligibility documentation include

a.

DD-214 Discharge Papers (not issued until after Korean War)

b.

Official Military Orders

c. 

Official Military Service Citations/Awards

d. 

Letters related to the veteran's military service. Must be on official government letterhead.

e.

Certificate from the VA records center in St. Louis, MO

f.

Data from the back of older discharges

*DD-214 Discharge Papers can be requested online by visiting www.archives.gov

Sons Membership

If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in the Sons of The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks! 

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.

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.

To assist in establishing your eligibility, information on a veteran’s service record can be obtained by contacting www.archives.gov

Riders Membership

Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.

Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner's spouse within the state of registration.

All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.

All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.

Login Form