Sons of the American Legion
The Sons of The American Legion (SAL) is a program of The American Legion established to assist with their programs and activities. In 1996, the Sons of The American Legion attained an all time high membership of over 189,701 members nationally and have already surpassed that for 1997. The American Legion, the Sons of The American Legion, and the American Legion Auxiliary form the "Legion Family." Our family boasts a combined total membership of nearly 4.2 million members.
The Sons of The American Legion is more than just membership. On all levels, they have worked together with The American Legion to promote a wide variety of programs, including assisting the local posts in all activities, Veterans programs (VAVS), VA home and hospital volunteering, Children & Youth activities, and fund raising.
Since 1988, the Sons of The American Legion have raised over $475,000 for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, including $116,000, in 1996. The members of SAL have donated over 63,000 volunteer hours for 1996 in the Veterans Hospitals throughout the country and raised over $242,000 that has gone directly to the VA hospitals and VA homes for a variety of items including TVs, radios, medical equipment, and clothes for the patients.
Membership in SAL
You can join the Sons of The American Legion if you are:
- a male descendant, adopted son or stepson of a member of The American Legion;
- a male descendant of a veteran who died in service during the American Legion eligibility periods;
- a male descendant of a deceased veteran honorably discharged from service during the American Legion eligibility dates.