Matthew Verkuilen, Detachment Membership Director
Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as “Sons of The American Legion”
While many know of the American Legion for various aspects in our community, few know that the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and American Legion Riders are all part of the American Legion Family. One family working together for the greater good.
Membership in the Sons of the American Legion is open to all male descendants adopted sons, and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and male descendants of veterans who died in service during the period of April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918, or any time from December 7, 1941, to date, who served honorably.
Although the Sons of the American Legion has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity from the American Legion. Rather the S.A.L is a program of the American Legion and many Legionnaires hold dual membership in the SAL.
Since 1988, S.A.L. has raised more than $6 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. S.A.L. members have volunteered over 500,000 hours at veterans hospitals and raised over $1,000,000 for VA hospitals and VA homes. The Sons also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.
Locally, the S.A.L. supports our programs sponsored by the Legion Family. including many charities, community events, youth programs, and programs that help support our veterans, their families, and our communities.
Should you have any questions about our organization or about finding a squadron near you, please reach out!
Starting A New Squadron In Your Area (Coming Soon)
The American Legion is open to all veterans that have been honorably discharged or are still serving our country. For more information, please contact The American Legion, Department of Minnesota
The American Legion Auxiliary is open to the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Some of which are veterans themselves. For more information, please contact The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Minnesota
The American Legion Riders are open to members that hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion. Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner’s spouse within the state of registration and be properly licensed and insured per state laws. For more information, please contact The American Legion Riders