Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.
SAL membership eligibility includes 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 I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.
Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, SAL is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in SAL.
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 American Legion sponsors two auxiliary organizations. They are The American Legion Auxiliary, which has been formed and has a page on this website, and the Sons of the Legion. Each one is formed under the auspices of a post, in this case the Dennis J. Becker Post 205. Below is information on the Sons of the Legion. The American Legion Auxiliary information is here. If you are interested in information on either of these entities, simply fill out the form on the Contact us page, and we will get back to you expeditiously.