SONS OF THE LEGION
BERKLEY POST 374
The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within
The S.A.L. is made up of 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 Sons of The American Legion 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.
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.
Sons of The American Legion
To join the SAL you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons but does not include in-laws) of:
- A member of The American Legion
- or a Veteran who died in service during any of the qualifying periods of conflict listed above
- or of a Veteran who served during one of the qualifying periods of conflict, was honorably discharged, and died subsequent to their service
A copy of The American Legion membership card or proof of veteran status of the Veteran through whom you are qualified is required at application. This information is available online at http://www.sal.legion.org
Our SAL is one of the most active in the State and proudly supports our Legion
as well as many community events and charities. Membership is very inexpensive.
We assist the post to assure the success of events such as:
Annual Woodward Dream Cruise food tent.
City of Berkley Fire Prevention Week
Lids for Kids
Holiday Baskets for the Less Fortunate
While as a member we do not demand you work events, but it is encouraged. If everyone does a little, No one does alot.