Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.
To be eligible for American Legion membership, one must have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or still serving. Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. 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.
Although the S.A.L. has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, S.A.L. is a program of The American Legion. Many American Legion members hold dual membership in S.A.L.