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The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organized program within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion.
Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.
The Sons organization is divided into detachments at the state level and squadrons at the local level. 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 SAL’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 PURPOSE OF THE S.A.L. IS TO OFFER ASSISTANCE &
SUPPORT TO THE AMERICAN LEGION POST TO WHICH THEY
THE SON'S OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
SUPPORT THE AMERICAN LEGION PROGRAMS,
OUR AMERICAN TRADITIONS AND
VALUES, CARING FOR VETERANS
AND THEIR FAMILIES.
IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE
FOR OUR NATION'S CHILDREN,
AND TEACHING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF