American Legion Riders
The membership requirements for the American Legion Riders are very straightforward
To become a member, you must be a current member in good standing of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion.
You must be the owner of a Motorcycle of at least a 350cc engine displacement and must possess a valid driver`s license in your state of residence ( Military equivalents acceptable as well ) ~or~ must be the legal spouse of an ALR Member in good standing within the Chapter of application.
To join the American Legion; You must have served at least one day on ACTIVE DUTY during one of these periods of conflict:
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 ( World War I )
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 ( World War II)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 ( Korean War )
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 ( Vietnam War )
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 ( Lebanon/Grenada )
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 ( Operation Desert Shield/Storm/Iraqi Freedom )
January 31, 1990 to present
A copy of your DD214 showing dates and character of service is required at application. This info is available on line at:
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To join the SAL, you must be a male descendant ( Includes stepsons and adopted sons, but does not include in-laws ) of a member of the American Legion, or a veteran who died in service during any of the qualifying periods of conflict lister above...or of a veteran who served during one of the qualifying periods of conflict, was honorably discharged, and died subsequent to their service.
A copy of the American Legion Membership card or DD214 of the Veteran through whom you are qualified is required at application. This information is available on line at:
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To join the Auxiliary you must be a woman who...
Is eligible for membership in the American Legion, Is the Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Grand-Daughter, Great-Grand-Daughter, or Grandmother of members of the American Legion...Or is the Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Grand-Daughter, Great-Grand-Daughter, or Grandmother of Deceased Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed War Periods...Or is a step-Relative to a Qualified or Deceased Veteran.
Note that, as with the SAL, In-Law relatives to the Qualified Veteran are not eligible for membership.
A copy of the American Legion membership card or DD214 of the Veteran through whom you are qualified is required at application. This information is available on-line at:
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