Sons of the American Legion
Sons of the American Legion (SAL) meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the post headquarters. Please attend and get involved!
John Lusoski, SR - Commander
Wally J Klepac - 1st Vice
Rick Ammon - 2nd Vice
Schuyler Cook - Adjutant
Chris Murphy - Legion Liaison
SAL was created in 1932 as an organization within the American Legion. The SAL comprises boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in the American Legion. Together, members of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the SAL make up what is known as the Legion Family.
All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship. Sons have always assisted Legionnaires with Legion Family programs. Our family boasts a combined total membership of nearly 4.2 million members.
Just as each Legion post determines the extent of its service to the community, state and nation, each SAL squadron is permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet its own needs. the SAL has study programs recommended for younger members. One such program, called "The Ten Ideals" teaches the elements of patriotism, health, knowledge, training, honor, faith, helpfulness, courtesy, reverence and comradeship. When a member completes The Ten Ideals program, he is eligible to continue with another program called he "Five-Point Program of Service." The program covers patriotism, citizenship, discipline, leadership and Legionism.
Sons focus on much more than just membership. At all levels, Sons support the American Legion in promoting a wide variety of programs. Sons assist their posts in other activities, such as veterans' programs, Veterans Administration home and hospital volunteerism, youth projects and fund raising. In just the past ten years, Sons have raised more than a million dollars for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Members volunteering tens of thousands of hours in Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities across the country, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that went directly to the facilities for a variety of items, including TVs, radios, medical equipment and clothing for patients.
There are many men who are members of both the American Legion and the SAL. Often these individuals started out as young members of the SAL, and once old enough to serve in the armed forces, becomes eligible to join as a Legionnaire. Such individuals are known within our organization as dual members. The SAL is one of the many organizations that sponsors and supports the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition formed to secure flag protection legislation through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. SAL volunteers work to establish local networks by having petitions available and handing out informational material. They alert their communities to the importance of respect for the flag and they encourage flag education programs in schools and other local organizations.
To join, complete the form found here and return to the Euclid Post 343 SAL.
American Legion Euclid Post 343
20750 Arbor Avenue
Euclid, Ohio 44123
Call the Post or feel free to stop by Tuesday through Saturday after 4:00pm and we will be more than happy to give you an application.
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