The Sons of The American Legion was formed in 1932 as a program within The American Legion. We are the proud sons and grandsons of those who served in the United States military during a time of war/conflict and became eligible for membership in the American Legion. Members of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion make up the American Legion Family.
As part of a “family,” we 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. The total combined membership of the Legion family is nearly 4.2 million members. The Detachment of Pennsylvania is the largest detachment in the nation with over 38,000 members.
The mission of the Sons is to support veterans and their families, and the policies of our parent organization – The American Legion.
Virtually everything that involves the Sons could be grouped into three areas:
- Support for veterans and their families
- Promoting patriotism and Americanism
- Promoting programs which benefit the youth of our country.