The Sons of The American Legion (S.A.L.) was created in1932 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. There are over 5,500 Squadrons worldwide and the S.A.L membership has grown to over 325,000 members.
Just as each Legion Post the S.A.L. determines the extent of its service to the community, state, and nation, each S.A.L. squadron in accordance with the Post is permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet its own needs.
The S.A.L. is an integral part of Post 130. S.A.L. members support the Post in many facets, from helping out with the every day Post activities to active member participation in the Legion Riders and House Committee, as well as cooking, cleaning, repairs and aiding the Post with its fund raising projects.
In the past ten years, S.A.L. nationwide has raised more than a million dollars for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Members have volunteered over 224,000 hours to date in Veterans Hospitals throughout the country and have participated in fund raisers directed at helping Veterans.
There are many men who are members of both The American Legion and the Sons of The American Legion. Often, these individuals are known within the organization as Dual Members.
Legionnaires wishing to join the S.A.L. must be a male decendant, son or stepson of a member of The American Legion or the applicant must be a male descendant of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the Persian Gulf War, or who died subsequent to their Honorable Discharge from such service. S.A.L. members that have joined the military and later become Legionnaires may also retain their S.A.L. membership.
If you are a son, stepson, grandson or great grandson of a Veteran eligible for Legion membership, join us at Squadron 130 in LaBelle, Florida and show your support for our Veterans and the American way of life, join The Sons of The American Legion Squadron 130.