Why Join the Sons of the American Legion?
Since Its Establishment in 1932, the Sons of the American Legion Have Stood By to Support the Activities of the Legion
Made up of men of all ages whose fathers or grandfathers served honorably in the military, the Sons of the American Legion provide support for all of the activities of the Legion, helping to promote good citizenship, caring for veterans and their families, and providing study programs for other members. With a lot membership overlapping across the American Legion and the Sons.
The Sons are also held to strengthen the Four Pillars that the Legion establishes:
- preserving the traditions
- supporting the children of the nation
- assisting veterans and their families
- promoting good citizenship
The Sons of the American Legion Make Significant Contributions
In the years since 1988, the Sons of the American Legion has proved their dedication to these goals:
- $8 million has been raised for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
- Over $1 million has been raised for VA hospitals and homes
- More than 500,000 hours have been spent by SAL volunteers at veterans hospitals
- The SAL has supported the Citizens Flag Alliance in their efforts to pass an amendment protecting the flag from desecration
Are You Eligible to Be a Son of the American Legion?
To be eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Legion, you must be a male descendant (son, grandson, stepson, or adopted son) of: a member of The American Legion.