SAL

Sons of the American Legion    

      

 
Arnold Schneider, Mike Jackson, Rick DeBuque, John Jeffries, Pat Malone, John Livingston, Don Tallmadge, John Mortiaity
From left to right – Arnold Schneider, Mike Jackson, Rick DeBuque, John Jeffries,
Pat Malone, John Livingston, Don Tallmadge, John Mortiarity
 

Officers
 
Commander  
John Jeffries
1st Vice Commander
Mike Jackson
2nd Vice Commander
John Mortiarity
Adjutant
Don Tallmadge
Finance Officer
Rick Debuque
Sgt-At-Arms
Pat Malone
Chaplain       
John Livingston
Historian
Arnold Schneider
 
 
 

Past Commander 
Cliff Waltenburg

 
Excecutive Board
All  of the Officers, plus  
 

Legion Liaison

Membership


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 became eligible for membership in The American Legion.   Sons have always assisted
Legionnaires with Legion Family programs. 

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 fund raising. 

There are many men who are members of, both, The American Legion and the Sons of The American
Legion. Often, these indivduals started out as young members of the Sons. Then, when they were old
enough to serve the military, they also became eligible to join The Legion. Such individuals are known
within our organization as dual members. 

They alert their communities to the importance of respect for the flag and they encourage flag education
programs in schools and other local organizations. 

 

Eligibility Requirements:

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of  The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.

Membership dues for SAL Squardrun 449 are as followes:
$20.00
Junior members $10.00

SAL Application

SAL Transfer

To print an application just click on SAL Application above.  Remember to bring in a copy of
DD for 214 or Honorable Discharge papers of who you are joining under.

S.A.L. Provides Support
 
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.
In doing our Marysville S.A.L., Legion, Auxiliary, 40/8, and other veteran organizations participate often
as one providing monetary donations, food assistance, and many other joint activities through the year.  
The S.A.L. has study programs recommended for younger members. One such program, called “The
Ten Ideals,” teaches the elements of patriotism, health, knowledge, training, honor, faith, helpfulness,
courtesy, reverence, and comradeship. If a member completes the Ten Ideals program, he is eligible
to continue with another program called the “Five-Point Program of Service.” This program covers
patriotism, citizenship, discipline, leadership, and legionism. It is the goal of Squadron 449 to implement
these programs.
 
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
community fundraising. In just the past ten years, Sons have raised more than a million dollars for
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Members have volunteered over 177,250 hours
(2006) in Veterans Hospitals throughout the country and raised over $3,147,033 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. Often, these individuals started out as young members of the Sons. Then, when they were old
enough to serve the military, they also became eligible to join The Legion. Such individuals are known
within our organization as dual members. 
 
 The Sons of The American Legion is one of many organizations that sponsors and supports the Citizens
Flag Alliance, a coalition formed to secure flag protection legislation through an amendment to the U.S.
Constitution. S.A.L. volunteers work to establish local networks by having petitions available and handing
out informational material. They alert their communities to the importance of respect for the flag and they
encourage flag education programs in schools and other local organizations. 
 
Marysville S.A.L. Squadron 449 also participates in the annual Legion Auxiliary Poppy Distribution each
year. This important American Veteran support endeavor is just one more example of The American
Legion Family of Post 449, Marysville, Michigan.
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.

 

                                        Mission

The mission of the Sons is to support veterans and their families and the policies of our parent
organization, The American Legion. Virtually everything that involves the Sons could be grouped
under three areas:
1) support for veterans and their families,
2) promoting patriotism and Americanism 
3) promoting programs which benefit the youth of our country.
   

                                                                          

                                                  The SAL Emblem
 
 The design of our emblem was taken from the emblem of our parent organization, but is oval in shape
so as to be easily distinguished.
 
The star in the center represents our country, and the five points of the star represent the five-point
program of The Sons of The American Legion.
 
The sun in the background represents The Sons of The American Legion and the rays represent loyalty
of its membership.
 
The blue of the emblem, like the blue in our flag, stands for justice.
 
The two stars in the blue border stand for freedom and democracy.
 
The wreath below the star is in memory of our comrades, and those of our fathers who willingly gave
their lives for their country.
 
The ten points of the emblem represent the ten ideals of every Legion son.