Sons of the American Legion Detachment of Michigan

Register by May 26, 2020

Support Commander Holley's Special Project

Commander Holley has chosen The American Legion Michigan Boys State program as his project for the year.  Support the commander by sponsoring high school juniors to this worthwhile endeavor.  A week that will change a life.   Help in one of two ways, by finding and sponsoring a candidate or two (or more), or send a donation to give to a boy who might not have a sponsor, but wishes to attend.

2020 Annual Detachment Convention Form

Register early for the 2020Annual Detachment Convention

Join us June 5, 6, & 7, 2020, in Southgate for the detachments annual convention.  We will be at the Holiday Inn on Northline Road.  It will be a great time.  See you there.

2-Hour Boblo Cruise inWyandotte, on the "Diamond Jack River Tour"

Join us on Saturday, June 6, 2020 for a two hour cruise on the Detroit River.  Tickets are limited.

Event at the 2020 Annual Detachment Convention

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.

Sons of the American Legion 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.

Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, S.A.L. is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in S.A.L.

Terminology:

  • A "squadron" is a S.A.L. program at the local American Legion Post level
  • A "detachment" is a S.A.L. program at the American Legion Department (State) level

Officer Structure:

  • The officer structure is similar to the American Legion Post and Department, with commanders, adjutants, etc.

How do you find a S.A.L. Squadron?

Step 1: Find an American Legion Post near you with a S.A.L Squadron program - Find a Post

Step 2: If the parent or grandparent is still living and is eligible to join the American Legion, they must become a member first.  If the parent or grandparent is deceased proof of their service needs to be brought with the membership application.  If you need to order a DD-214 discharge record of the Veteran visit www.archives.gov/veterans.

Step 3: Fill out an application for membership, with the Veterans DD-214, and money to pay the squadron dues (they vary from squadron to squadron).

What is the next step?

  • Find out when the squadron meeting is and attend.
  • Get to know the members in the squadron.
  • Find out what community programs they participate in.
  • Volunteer with them.
  • Find out what help the American Legion Post needs help with and get involved there.