Sons of The American Legion
About the Sons -
Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.
S.A.L. 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.
Seeley B. Parish Squadron 457 was charterd on July 19, 1984.
MEETINGS: We encourage all members to attend our monthly meeting held from September to June on the 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 PM. A membership attendance award is given to any member attending all ten meetings in a legion year. The awards will be presented at the annual "Early Bird" dinner held in October.
MEMBERSHIP: Our 2015 membership is 237 for 100% of our goal
DUES: Membership dues are $20 / $10 under 18 & dual members
COLOR GUARD: The Squadron Color Guard is corrently serving as the Detachment of New York Color Guard. Membership is open to any active member.
AWARDS: In 2014 the Detachment of New York presented Squadron 457 the following awards for Squadrons over 150 members -
Americanism - 1st place
VA & R - 1st place
Are you a a son of a Veteran? Would you like to join The American Legion? Check your local American Legion Post where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest Veteran's organization. Complete the application and proudly become a SON OF THE LEGION.
Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Sons of The American Legion?
A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the Sons of The American Legion.
However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.
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.