Becoming a Member (Post, Sons, Riders, Auxiliary)
|"It's not the price you paid for membership; It's the price you paid to be eligible"
as of 8Nov2019
Northern Central District- 5th Position 69.301%
Harford County- 20th Position 67.556%
Slate Ridge Post 182- 24th Position 77.184%
Slate Ridge Post 182 Annual Dues- $30.00
To see Department of Maryland Overall Stats click here:
If you are a member of the Department of
Maryland, you have the opportunity of paying your dues online using your credit card. After completing your dues renewal, take
your receipt to your local Post and ask that they provide you with your membership card. Should you have difficulty
in getting your new membership card from your post, please contact the Department Headquarters at (410) 752-1405.
(Click here to pay your dues on-line)
(Click here to request a copy of your DD214)
(Click here to complete a membership application)
Who Can Join?
you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served during any eligible war eras, you are a veteran and you're
eligible to become a Legionnaire!
Check eligibility below:
|World War I
|April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
|World War II
|December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
|June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
|February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
|Lebanon / Grenada
|August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
|December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
|August 2, 1990 - Today
LEGION Act signed into law
In a significant legislative victory
The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the
United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.
The American Legion sought the declaration
as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. service members who were killed or
wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.
The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get
In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for
approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and
benefits for which they previously had not been eligible.
“Recognizing the service of
veterans is the right thing do and it is long overdue,” National Commander
Brett Reistad said. “The families of those who were killed or wounded during
these wartime acts should take pride in knowing that we recognize their
sacrifice and service. Moreover, we are proud to welcome any of the six million
living veterans from the previously unrecognized periods into our organization
and call them ‘Legionnaires.’”
Now that the legislation has been
The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war
eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later
determined by the federal government. No other restrictions to American Legion
membership are changed.
The law’s journey began on
Feb. 14 when
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., introduced S. 504, along with Sen. Thom Tillis,
R-N.C. A companion measure, H.R. 1641, was introduced in the House by Reps. Lou
Correa, D-Calif., and Ben Cline, R-Va.
Reistad expressed gratitude to the
bipartisan members of Congress for passing the legislation.
“We are grateful that President
acknowledges the importance of The American Legion by signing the LEGION Act in
the White House today – just one week after it passed the House of
Representatives,” Reistad said. “In an era of partisan gridlock, Republicans
and Democrats in Congress overwhelmingly recognized the importance of allowing
thousands of honorable but previously ineligible veterans the right to join the
largest and most influential veteran’s organization in the country.”
Reistad pointed out that existing
Legion membership applications are in the process of being updated but can
still be used. “In the meantime, I recommend that prospective Legionnaires and
recruiters write ‘LEGION Act’ in the eligibility date section of American
Legion membership applications if they fall outside the previous war eras,”
Reistad said. “The larger pool of veterans now eligible for The American Legion
will also open their family members to eligibility in the Sons of the American
Legion and American Legion Auxiliary as well.”
Post Membership Information
More information about membership
can be obtained from your Membership
or by calling the post home at 410-452-5819.
|Sons of the Legion
as of 8Nov2019
Northern Central District- 2nd Position 50.29%
Harford County- 5th Position 55.79%
Slate Ridge Post 182- 16th Position 62.64%
Squadron 182 Annual Dues- $25.00
To see SAL Department of Maryland Overall Stats, click here:
Eligibility for Sons of the American Legion
To be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion,
you must be a male descendant of a member of The American Legion. You are also eligible if you are the male
descendant of a veteran who died in, or subsequent to, service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War,
the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama,
or the Persian Gulf War.
Eligibility for 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
- All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in
which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.
Eligibility for The American Legion Auxiliary
Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary
is limited to women who have direct personal connection with service in World Wars I and II, and the Korean or Vietnam War,
or conflicts in Grenada, Lebanon, Panama
or the Persian Gulf War. This service is through a member of one's own immediate family who served in the Armed Forces during
those wars or conflicts, or through one's own service with the Armed Forces.
Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:
Slate Ridge Post 182
2217 Whiteford Road
Whiteford Maryland 21160