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 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 or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.
Membership eligibility in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces between the following dates:
December 7, 1941 until the U.S. is no longer at war, as determined by Congress
April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918
U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of these dates plus have been honorably discharged or still serving honorably.