Sons of The American Legion members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military during war time and if alive, are members of the American Legion, or if the family member has passed on they would have been eligible for membership with the American Legion.
The body of the American Legion is made up by family members consisting of the Legionnaires, the Auxiliary and the Sons. The American Legion Family has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million. Our local Post is also the home of the only American Legion Yacht Club.
The Sons of the American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. The Sons have always been an instrumental part of the American Legion Family and through their strong support and acts of volunteerism have greatly assisted with Legion Family with their various programs.
The Sons organization is divided into detachments at the state level and squadrons at the local level. Although a squadron pairs with a local American Legion post; a squadron’s charter is contingent upon its parent post’s charter. However, squadrons can determine the extent of their services to the community, state and nation. They are permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet their needs, but must remember S.A.L.’s mission: to strengthen the four pillars of The American Legion. Therefore, squadrons’ campaigns place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.
The Sons concentrate on raising money for the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation and other charities focusing on assisting children of active service personnel and wounded and displaced veterans.
The Sons also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.
We would welcome you to consider joining today, see the eligibility requirements (click here)