|2nd Vice||Paul Bianchi|
Sons of the Legion
Our general membership meetings are held at the Post at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Sons of The American Legion Squadron 237
Proud member of the American Legion Family of Post 237, Beverly Hills, Fl.
Members 237, are proud to be working with all of the American Legion Family groups to work for the benefits of all veterans, youth programs, and various community projects, If you return to the main page of the Post website, and click on either American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Riders, or programs that the American Legion offers. There is limited space to tell you here all the benefits of belonging to the largest veterans service organization in the world.
Membership in the Sons of the American Legion is limited to males of all ages (dual membership allowed).
For males who have not served in the military, veterans, and current service members of the United States military, the requirements are as follows:
Present a copy of an DD214 with an honorable discharge from the military of a parent, step-parent, or grandparent.
Complete the appropriate application for membership.
Remit current year dues preferably check please
Mail to the SAL , or deliver it to the post at your convenience.
For further information contact the Post, ask to speak to a Commander, or call the post at 352-746-5018.
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. Today, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of The American Legion and the American Legion Riders make up what is known as The Legion Family.
All four 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 315,000. The largest Detachment, Pennsylvania, has over 38,000 members. Trophies and awards are given to Detachments and Squadrons for the largest membership and the largest increase in membership.
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. 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.
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 and Youth projects, and fund raising. 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 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. 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.
Learn more about the Sons of The American Legion: http://www.sal.legion.org.