February 13th, 2012
Sons of the American Legion
The Sons of The American legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boy 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 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. Sons have always assisted Legionnaires with Legion Family programs. Trophies and awards are given to Detachments and Squadrons of the larges membership and the largest increase in membership.
The S.A.L. has study programs recommended for younger members. On e such program, called “The Ten Ideals,” teaches the elements of patriotism, health, knowledge, training, honor, faith, helpfulness, courtesy, reverence, and comradeship. If a member completes the Ten Ideals program, he is eligible to continue with another program called the “Five-Point Program of Service.” This program covers patriotism, citizenship, discipline, leadership and legionism.
Last Modified: 02.14.12