The Sons of The American Legion (SAL) was founded in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.
Together with The American Legion and The American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion 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 Post 535 SAL was chartered in 2014 and meets monthly on the first Monday of each month. Meetings are currently held at the Derby restaurant in Monroe. There are over 40 members in the group. The organization welcomes new members who meet eligibility requirements for the organization.
Meetings of Post 535 SAL always include updates on Post members, family members, and other community members who are ill or dealing with other hardships. A prayer is offered for these and for other concerns as well as thanks for blessings. The Pledge of Allegiance and recognition of those missing in action is also included. Meetings typically include updates on the status and progress of the new American Legion Building (nearing completion), fundraising projects, community service projects, etc. Time is provided for input from members and discussion of suggestions and concerns.
Fund raising activities over recent years have included planning for and completing barbecue dinners, fish fries, golf outings, sale of memorial bricks, raffles, and similar projects. The SAL has been a major partner and factor in the fund-raising efforts for the American Legion building.
In keeping with the goals and purposes of the organization, the Post 535 Sons of the American Legion has had a community service focus. As noted above, a major focus at this time is on completion of The American Legion building. Since this facility will be a community resource, the fundraising and direct assistance of SAL members is deemed a community support activity. Other activities include, but are not limited to, the following: placement of flags in cemeteries to honor veterans, cleaning of a local cemetery at the request of relatives of those interred there, presence in the Unionville July 4th and Christmas parades, assisting with the Unionville Heritage festival, and many other efforts which enrich the community.
For information on how to join the Sons of the American Legion, please reach out to our Membership Officer via email at SALMembership@Post535.org