Sons of the Legion
VOTE MAY 28, 2017
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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 boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and were eligible for membership in The American Legion. Many members of S.A.L. are dual members, belonging to both the American Legion and the Sons of the Amaercan Legion. Other members of S.A.L. may not of been able to serve, or did serve but not during a period of war, but would like to honor their Fathers and Grandfathers who did serve during a period of war. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion 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.
Our Family boasts a combined total membership of nearly 4.2 million members. This year, Sons attained an all time high national membership of over 325,000. Just as each Legion post determines the extent of its service to the community, state and nation, each S.A.L. squadron is permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet its own needs.
Sons focus on much more than just membership. At all levels, Sons support The American Legion in promoting a wide variety of programs. Sons assist their posts in other activities such as Veterans programs, Veterans Administration home and hospital volunteerism, Children Youth projects and fundraising.
In just the past 10 years, Sons have raised more than $1 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Members have volunteered over 223,900 hours to date in 2007 in Veterans Hospitals throughout the country and raised over $915,688 that has gone directly to VA hospitals and VA homes for a variety of items including TVs, radios, medical equipment and clothing for the patients.
There are many men who are members of both The American Legion and the Sons of The American Legion
Squadron 40 of BMI Post 40, Henderson Nevada
Formed in October 9th, 2000, Squadron 40 is active in the support of Post 40 facility and programs. As a member of the Legion Family the SAL, Squadron 40, works in harmony in support of Post 40 programs and activities.
- Squadron 40 raises its own monies with the support of our Post , but the expenditure of these funds is at the discretion of our Squadron 40 members. In addition to specific projects and tasks Squadron 40 supports the following volinteer task:
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Memorial Day Flag Placement
Wreaths Across America –Sales and Christmas Cemetery Placement
Nevada State Veterans Home – volunteer service at the cantina Year round
Special projects as the need or desire occurs (i.e. 2014 build a “Soldiers Cross”)
We also assist in Post maintenance and interion design and implimentation.
ELECTION OF SQUADRON OFFICERS WILL BE HELD AT THE MAY 28, 2017 MEETING. ALL PAID MEMBERS ARE ELEGIBLE TO RUN FOR OFFICE. THE OFFICES ARE:
1ST VICE COMMANDER FINANCE OFFICER
2ND VOCE COMMANDER SGT.-AT-ARMS
SUPPOST YOUR SQUADRON VOTE/RUN FOR OFFICE
Preamble to the S.A.L. National Constitution
Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of Veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The American Legion" for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.