S.A.L.
Meetings held 2nd Thursday of every month
7pm

S.A.L. 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! Come to American Legion Post 142, 171 American Legion Way,
Pompano Beach. Here you will be able to get an official S.A.L. Membership Application.  

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 listed below).

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 eligibility 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.

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)





Thanks for stopping by our web site 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!