American Legion Post 26


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Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Auxiliary of The American Legion?
A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the American Legion Auxiliary of The American Legion.

However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.

 Eligibility Requirements

Women are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary if they are themselves are a veteran who served honorably or if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • wife
  • mother
  • sister
  • daughter
  • granddaughter
  • great granddaughter
  • grandmother
  • great grandmother

of an active duty servicemember or veteran who served honorably during any of the eligible war eras liisted in the table at right. Step-relatives in the categories above, such as step-mother, step-sister, step-daughter, are also eligible.

Eligibility Dates
World War I
April 6, 1917  to  Nov. 11, 1918
World War II
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
U.S. Merchant Marines
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
Korean War
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31,1955               
Vietnam War
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975       
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984      
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 

Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror
Aug. 2, 1990 to date of cessation

Anyone who is still active duty

Additional Considerations

  1.  A woman eligible for membership through a veteran who, now deceased, was not a member of The American Legion must submit the veteran’s DD214 record with her application to verify eligibility.
  2. If a request for membership is based on a family member who is living, that person must be a member of The American Legion
  3. A woman veteran may join the American Legion Auxiliary without being a member of The American Legion if her dates of service fall within at least one of the categories above. If, however, her family members wish to join the Auxiliary or the Sons of The American Legion through her service, she must first become a member of The American Legion.

 DD214 Information

For a veteran’s service record contact: 

National Military Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Phone: 866-272-6272

Online request

DD214 request form to mail

Military Personnel Records website



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Auxiliary benefits are free with your Junior or adult paid membership. Many offers also pay a dividend to the Auxiliary each time you use them, and that benefits everyone, especially our veterans.

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