Charlottesville, Virginia

               Sons of American Legion

                                  Sons of American Legion Post 74 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Please call Comrade

                                  Lowell Badgley for more information at (434) 825-5759. 

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Riders and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.

Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate

entity. Rather, SAL is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires

hold dual membership in SAL.

The Sons organization is divided into detachments at the state level and

squadrons at the local level. A squadron pairs with a local American Legion

post; a squadron’s charter is contingent upon its parent post’s charter. However,

squadrons can determine the extent of their services to the community, state

and nation. They are permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to

meet their needs, but must remember SAL’s mission: to strengthen the four

pillars of The American Legion. Therefore, squadrons’ campaigns place an

emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our

nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Since 1988, SAL has raised more than $5 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. SAL members have volunteered over 250,000 hours at veterans hospitals and raised over $915,688 for VA hospitals and VA homes. The Sons also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.

National Sons of the American Legion