The Sons of the American Legion

The Sons of the American Legion, along with the Legion Riders and the Auxiliary, are part of the American Legion Family, which is now almost 4.2 million strong.

Created in 1932, the Sons of the American Legion are comprised of boys and men of all ages whose parents and grandparents were eligible members of the Legion. Many of these boys will also become Legion members after serving their country themselves. The Sons are divided into detachments at the state and squadron level. Each squadron is attached to a local chapter. The squadron is responsible for setting their own level of service and have flexibility with programs and events, so long as it adheres to the SAL's mission: To strengthen the four pillars of the American Legion.

Currently there are over 325,000 members in the Sons of American Legion, all focused on "preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for your nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship" ( History of SAL).