Who We Are

Sons of The American Legion

The Sons of The American Legion was born during the 1930ís in the midst of the Great Depression. The establishment of The Sons of The American Legion as a non-profit, non-sectarian civilian organization, was authorized by action of The American Legionís 14th National Convention in Portland Oregon; September 12-15, 1932. The 1933 National Convention officially changed the name of the Organization to "The Sons of The American Legion", authorized use of the abbreviation "S.A.L" (pronounced S. A. L., not sal), and levied an annual membership dues of 25 cents.

American Legion Program

The Sons of The American Legion has been defined as a legal, self-sustaining program of The American Legion, authorized by resolution. The National Constitution of The Sons of The American Legion provides for finances and revenues derived from annual membership dues.


The American Legion, Department of Minnesota, officially recognizes the organization known as The Sons of The American Legion, in its Constitution and By-Laws.

Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Minnesota

The Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Minnesota, established 1964, is duly organized and located at The American Legion Department of Minnesota Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Squadron Organization

The Sons of The American Legion Squadrons shall be organized under the jurisdiction of the Local Post of The American Legion, and shall bear the name and number of the Post. There shall be no more than one Squadron sponsored by each American Legion Post. Those who desire to form a Squadron shall make application for a charter to the local Post of the American Legion in the area in which they reside. The minimum membership for the formation of a Squadron shall be ten (10). Squadrons may be organized into sections based upon age.

Who Belongs Ė Eligibility

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 War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon & Granada, Panama, Persian Golf War or Iraqi war; 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. There shall be no form or class of membership except an active membership.

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