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Detachment of Illinois

 

"Land of Lincoln"

Detachment of Illinois

 

 

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About Us

Who are the Sons of The American Legion?

The Sons of the American Legion is an organization of the American Legion & consists of the Male Descendants of Veterans of the US Military. We proudly boast of more than 15,000 Members in Illinois and over 350,000 members Nationally. We are fully committed to maintain the high ideals and Four Pillars of the American Legion.

In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Our organization’s positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American Legion National Convention delegates, and committee and commission members who represent 2.6 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them, are what allow The American Legion to make a difference locally, and on the state and national levels. It’s who we are and what we do.

Sons of The American Legion Membership Requirements:

To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion (male or female).

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 from the following dates (As listed Below) World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War.

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 (Male or Female) 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 below).

Eligibility only need to be during one day listed below of active duty (National Guard and Reserve... Basic Training during those dates does apply.)

For any questions on eligibility please contact your local post/squadron or Department Headquarters.

 

Unfortunately Nephews, Brothers, Uncles and Cousins, Wards or Foster Children are not eligible for the Sons of the American Legion

 

 Eligibility Periods:

 

personel bio picWorld War I

April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

personel bio picWorld War II

December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

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June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

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 February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

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 August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

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 December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

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 August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)

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