The Legion Family

Constitution and By-Laws (Legion/Sal/Riders)

PA American Legion Constitution and By-Laws revised at 102nd Department Convention

Post By-Laws revised July 2017

SAL Constitution and By-Laws revised August 2015

Legion Riders Constitution and By-Laws revised April 2013


While the individual organizations of The American Legion Family are unique, collectively we are a driving force dedicated to service.  Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Riders comprise the Legion Family; we have a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million members.

The American Legion Family has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans, helped military families through transition and produced many important programs for our country’s youth.

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest auxiliary patriotic service organization.  The Auxiliary supports our nations’ veterans, military, and their families. Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during the eligible period.

Sons of the American Legion

Sons of The American Legion, founded in 1932, is a Legion program to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. Members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.

American Legion Riders

American Legion Riders obviously enjoy riding their motorcycle; but they ride with a purpose.  They are a powerhouse in fundraising for American Legion Programs. Members of The American Legion Riders are required to be motorcycle owners and current members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.


Preamble to the Constitution


To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;

To maintain law and order;

To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;

To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all Wars;

To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;

To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;

To make right the master of might;

To promote peace and goodwill on earth;

To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;

To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

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