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Chapter 1298
Ulster County
West Park, New York


The American Legion Riders application form should be filed out entirely and signed and dated.

The Dues are now $20.00 per year and you must be approved by the membership, so a prospective member has to attend a couple of meetings.

American Legion Riders Membership Application

The American Legion Riders Membership Eligibility Requirements

Must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.

Must own a legally registered motorcycle 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 operators must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.

There may be additional requirements that vary from chapter to chapter.

The American Legion Membership Eligibility Requirements

If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.

Gulf War/War on Terrorism, August 2, 1990 to date of cessation
Panama, December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Lebanon and Grenada, August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Vietnam War, February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Korean War, June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
WW II, December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
WW I, April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918

In the LEGION Act (7/30/19), Congress expanded the current eligibility period to cover Dec. 7, 1941, to the present, and includes the current war campaigns. Previously, there were seven declared war periods. Now there are two, the current war period dating back to World War II and another war era covering World War I. No other restrictions to American Legion membership changed.

Military Record Requests

Sons of The American Legion Membership Eligibility Requirements

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 I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, 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.

There shall be no forms or class of membership except an active membership.

SAL Membership Application

The American Legion Auxiliary Membership Eligibility Requirements

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary's interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.

The American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals

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 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.

ALA Membership Application

American Legion Riders
Chapter 1298
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