The LEGION act was recently put into place nationwide. This acronym stands for Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act. This act is monumental in allowing more veterans to be recognized for their service to the country during times that were not previously considered to be during a time of war.
Veterans who served from April 6, 1917- November 11, 1918, and those who have served at any time frame between December 7, 1941 through the present time frame, are eligible to become members of the American Legion
Female veterans are able to join the Auxiliary regardless of their membership with the American Legion. Female descendants- direct or adopted, wives, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers of veterans who served in those two periods are eligible to become a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Male descendants, adopted sons, and step-sons of American Legion members or veterans who were eligible during the time frames above are eligible to join the Sons of the American Legion.
Members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of the American Legion, who also own a motorcycle are eligible to join the American Legion Riders.
Information on a veteran’s service record can be obtained by contacting: National Archives and Records Administration Telephone: 1-866-272-6272 www.archives.gov