Society of Sons and Daughters

Sixteen million men and women served in the Armed Forces of the United States in World War II (WWII), at home, at sea, and on battlefields from North Africa, to Europe, over to East Asia, across the islands of the Pacific, and down to Australia. They were ordinary Americans who went on to do extraordinary things in the name of freedom. It is our responsibility as descendants to ensure their legacies carry on, and we welcome you to join us and help tell their stories.

The Society of Sons and Daughters of WWII Veterans is a genealogy program dedicated to preserving the memory and stories of America's "Greatest Generation."

There are several different levels of membership:

  • Lineal Membership: For individuals demonstrating lineal descent through birth or adoption from a qualifying WWII veteran.
  • Collateral Membership: For individuals demonstrating a collateral family relationship with a qualifying WWII veteran.
  • Memorial Membership: For individuals presenting a qualifying veteran for inclusion in the Sons & Daughters of WWII Veterans records as a friend, with no claim of family relationship.

Primary applicants are $125, and supplemental applicants, such as children or other family members, must be submitted with the primary applicant and are $25 each. Upon acceptance, each member will receive a numbered and dated certificate with the name of the qualifying WWII veteran and a lapel pin bearing the crest of the Society.

Download the application and guide below to get started. You can scan and email your completed application to, or mail it to the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, Attn: The Society of Sons and Daughters of WWII Veterans, 328 E. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. You can also reach out with questions via phone to (830) 997-8600 Ext. 242. We look forward to helping you honor your Veteran!

Download the Application and Guide


Starting with your birth certificates and your Veteran's discharge papers you can apply today! Unsure of what you have or need? Reference the application guide for more information.


Need a little more information about where to look or how to prove lineage? Our application guide can help you start your search.