Sons of The American Legion
Sons of the American Legion was founded in 1932 to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.
Sons of the American Legion 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 and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.
The Sons of the Legion 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 veteran 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.
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Sons of The American Legion – New Lenox Squadron
Commander: Don Fohran
Senior Vice Commander: Ray Johnston
Junior Vice Commander: Tim Craft
Finance Officer and Adjutant: Tim Corcoran
Secretary: Dan Voltolina
Chaplain: John Foster
Historian: Rich Lentz
Sergeant at Arms: Pat Johnston
Sons of the American Legion meeting is the first Monday of every month at 7:00pm.
2019’s S.A.L. 2nd Annual Rib Cook Off a huge success!
The Sons of the American Legion Post 1977 would like to thank everyone who competed, supported and attended our 2nd annual Rib Cook Off Competition held Saturday July 13th, 2019 . All proceeds raised go to support of Veterans at the Manteno Home for the Veterans. Through your support we raised $9001.00 which will go to supporting programs and events to enhance their quality of life.
Sons of the American Legion Award $10,000 In Scholarships in 2018
Each college student who received scholarships had to meet basic requirements and be an active member’s son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter of one of our entities: The American Legion, The Sons of The American Legion or our Auxiliary. One of the requirements is that each participant complete 10 hours of voluntary work at a veteran organization such as the Manteno Veterans Home.The essay’s theme, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”, asked our student participants to look at themselves and describe their patriotic actions and goals as they transition into adulthood.
The “Jeff Maertin Memorial Scholarship Fund” is funded by our Annual “Jeff Maertin Memorial Golf Outing” held in June of each year. If you would like to sponsor a hole or participate in this fun event next year, call Tim Craft (312) 848-8301 or Tim Corcoran (727)798-3578.