Auxiliary Membership Eligibility

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, 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 and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service. In-laws are not eligible.

WWI (4/6/17 – 11/11/18) WWII (12/7/41 – 12/31/46)
Merchant Marines (12/7/41 –  12/31/46)    Korea (6/25/50 – 1/3/55)
Vietnam (2/28/61 –  5/7/75) Lebanon/Grenada  (8/24/82 – 7/31/84)
Panama (12/20/89 – 1/3/90) Gulf War/War on Terrorism (8/2/90 until cessation of hostilities.

Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the United States 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.