The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion 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.

“Whereas, Every boy whose father is an Ex-Service man is proud of that fact. He seeks recognition as the son of a man of honorable war record. His dad is a pattern of a man. In the propagation of an organ­ization for such boys lies a plan to mold the boy’s future around a fine idea, and assist in bringing out the best type of citizenship;”

The American Legion Department of Michigan began forming Sons of the Legion squadrons in 1934.  A report was given at the Department Executive Committee on March 4, 1934 the chairman of the Sons of the Legion Committee reported six squadrons had been chartered and they expected to have up to 25 more by years end.   Dues for the squadron members was set at 25 cents per member at that time.


S.A.L. Detachment Constitution and Bylaws (June 2017)

Report of the Committee on Junior Legion Activities (1932)