The Sons of The American Legion was born during the 1930’s in the midst of the Great Depression. The establishment of The Sons of The American Legion as a non-profit, non-sectarian civilian organization, was authorized by action of The American Legion’s 14th National Convention in Portland Oregon; September 12-15, 1932. The 1933 National Convention officially changed the name of the Organization to “The Sons of The American Legion”, authorized use of the abbreviation “S.A.L” (pronounced S. A. L., not sal), and levied an annual membership dues of 25 cents.
American Legion Program
The Sons of The American Legion has been defined as a legal, self-sustaining program of The American Legion, authorized by resolution. The National Constitution of The Sons of The American Legion provides for finances and revenues derived from annual membership dues.
|The Four Pillars of The American Legion
In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its servicemembers, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
Our organization’s positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American Legion National Convention delegates, and by committee and commission members who represent 2.5 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them allow The American Legion to make a difference on the local, state and national levels.
It’s who we are and what we do.
The American Legion offers several publications related to our four pillars and the programs that we support.
American Legion Publications Website
Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Minnesota
The Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Minnesota, established 1964, is duly organized and located at The American Legion Department of Minnesota Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Sons of The American Legion Squadrons shall be organized under the jurisdiction of the Local Post of The American Legion, and shall bear the name and number of the Post. There shall be no more than one Squadron sponsored by each American Legion Post. Those who desire to form a Squadron shall make application for a charter to the local Post of the American Legion in the area in which they reside. The minimum membership for the formation of a Squadron shall be ten (10). Squadrons may be organized into sections based upon age.