The Sons of The American Legion
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Are you a son or grandson of a Veteran?
Ernest Peterson Squadron 228 of the Sons of the American Legion
invites any male descendant of any age
who has a parent or grandparent
who served in the U.S. Military
and is (or was) eligible for American Legion Membership.
The veteran must have served during one of the eligibility periods:
April 6, 1917 thru November 11, 1918 for World War 1
December 7, 1941 thru December 31, 1946 for World War 2
June 25, 1950 thru january 31, 1955 for the Korean Conflict
February 28, 1961 thru May 7, 1975 for the Viet Nam War
August 24, 1982 thru July 31, 1984 for Lebanon and Grenada
December 20, 1989 thru January 31, 1990 for Panama
August 2, 1990 thru the present for the Persian Gulf,
(including the 1st Gulf War, the War on Terrorism, Afghanistan and Iraq)
BUT, does NOT need to have served in a combat zone
The Veteran must also be, if living, a member in good standing of the American Legion,
but does NOT have to belong to the same post.
However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may still join the Sons of the American Legion,
even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.
IF YOU ARE A VETERAN WITH ELIGIBILITY FOR THE LEGION and STILL MEET THE ABOVE
QUALIFICATIONS, YOU CAN BE A "DUAL MEMBER" OF BOTH THE LEGION and THE SAL.
MANY OF US ARE!
Preamble to the S.A.L. National Constitution
Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of Veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The American Legion" for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.