Membership

American Legion Post 293 is made up of four constituent organizations: The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and Legion Riders. Each organization has it own rules for membership, which are summarized below. Post 293 welcomes new membership inquiries and invites you to read through the requirements for membership and to find the organization that is right for you.

For current, returning, and transfer members of the American Legion, Post 293 encourages you to manage your Legion Membership account using the MyLegion.org website. You can pay dues, print membership cards, and manage your profile directly from this page. https://www.mylegion.org/

Eligibility Dates: 

AUGUST 2, 1990 TO TODAY (PERSIAN GULF/ WAR ON TERRORISM)
DECEMBER 20, 1989 TO JANUARY 31, 1990 (OPERATION JUST CAUSE – PANAMA)
AUGUST 24, 1982 TO JULY 31, 1984 (LEBANON/GRENADA)
FEBRUARY 28, 1961 TO MAY 7, 1975 (VIETNAM)
JUNE 25, 1950 TO JANUARY 31, 1955 (KOREA)
DECEMBER 7, 1941 TO DECEMBER 31, 1946 (WORLD WAR II)
APRIL 6, 1917 TO NOVEMBER 11, 1918 (WORLD WAR I)

U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

The American Legion: 

If you have served on federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed above, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving — you are eligible for membership in The American Legion.

American Legion Auxiliary: 

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.

A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether she is a member of the American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct descendants) depends on her membership in The American Legion.

Sons of the American Legion: 

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Granada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1 of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.

Legion Riders: 

The following requirements pertain to participation in The American Legion Riders-

  • Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.
  • Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner’s spouse within the state of registration.
  • All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
  • All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.