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Membership Report


Get Your Game On For MEMBERSHIP!


What a great year in membership in 2015. The Sons of the American Legion, Detachment of Maryland set an all-time high in membership with more than 16,000 memberships.

The final numbers will not be posted until the first of the year. This will be a tough act to follow, but I'm very upbeat and excited to have the opportunity to work membership this year. As a team, we will continue to hold monthly conference calls with our district commanders. Our goal is to work with our members who have not renewed their membership. Statewide, there are more than five hundred members who have yet renewed.

Another goal is to recruit members. I am confident there are potential members in our Legion family who are not signed up. We must work with our Veterans and Auxiliary to search for those eligible sons, grandsons, great grandsons, step sons, step grandson and step great grandsons. We must continue to recruit new members and grow this great organization.

We must also help The American Legion and The Auxiliary grow their membership as well.

So, let's roll up our selves and get to work. I'm looking forward to a fantastic year growing our membership!

Yours in Service

Ray Edwards Jr. Membership Chairmen

1st Vice Commander

(410) 215-9354


Membership Eligibililty

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 War I, World War II, Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the Persian Gulf War, during these delimiting periods:

  • August 2, 1990 - cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government
  • Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 21, 1990
  • Aug 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
  • Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
  • June 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955
  • Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946
  • April 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918
Membership Target Dates
Sons of The American Legion
September 9, 2015 10%
October 14, 2015 25%
November 13, 2015 35%
December 9, 2015 45%
January 20, 2016 60%
February 10, 2016 75%
March 9, 2016 80%
April 13, 2016 90%
May 11, 2016 100%
*July 26, 2016 105%

*Delegate Strength Target Date

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