Sons of the American Legion Squadron #347
Lady Lake, FL

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Office (352) 750-2099
9AM - 4PM, Mon - Fri

Lounge (352) 750-0639
12PM - closing

Membership in The Sons of The American Legion


Sons' Membership Opportunities

Joining The Sons of The American Legion is a personally rewarding way of honoring your parent's and/or grandparent's service to our country.  You will become part of an important community service organization, helping out with the needs of local veterans, their families, and our youth.  Also, as part of the National Sons' organization you are extending your contribution at the national level in the service of our veterans, their families, and our youth.
Since 1988, the Sons' nationwide have raised more than $5.8 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.  Sons'. members nationawide have volunteered over 500,000 hours at veterans hospitals and raised over $1,000,000 for VA hospitals and VA homes.
We invite you come to our monthly membership meeting or other event and see if becoming an S.A.L. member is right for you. We think you’ll have a great time and meet some great people. Our membership meetings are held every Wednesday at 7 PM.
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 The Sons' has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity; rather, S.A.L. is a program of The American Legion. Many Legion members hold a dual membership in the S.A.L organization.
The Sons' organization is divided into Detachments at the state level and Squadrons at the local level. A Squadron pairs with a local American Legion Post; a Squadron’s charter is contingent upon its parent Post’s charter. However, Squadrons can determine the extent of their services to the community, state, and nation. They are permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet their needs, but must remember S.A.L.’s mission: to strengthen the four pillars of The American Legion. Therefore, Squadrons’ campaigns place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.


Sons' Membership Requirements

Are you the son or grandson of a United States military veteran?  If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in The Sons of The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our Squadron #347 in Lady Lake, FL. A link to our Membership Application is below. Follow the instructions on the application and submit it to the Squadron with your check for $25 ($8 for dual membership, $10 for Juvenile membership, under the age of 19). Join before June 30th and your membership is for the current calendar year. Join after June 30th and your membership is valid for the current year and the following year.

Not everyone is eligible to become a member of the Sons of The American Legion. There are specific membership requirements:

To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion; a veteran who died in service during one of the eligible periods of war (see list below); or a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge and serviced during one of the eligible periods of war (see list below).

If you need help obtaining the records to prove your eligibility visit The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records. It is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed by law.

Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates for Membership in The American Legion
(Note: Potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their parents or
grandparents are/were eligible for membership in The American Legion):

World War I: April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War II: December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
Korean War: June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era: February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada: August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Panama: December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Persian Gulf: August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)


Sons' Membership Application/Instructions

The Membership Application can be downloaded at the link below.  Please read and follow the included instructions.  Mail-in or bring-in the completed application to the Post (see Sons' Contact page).  If you have any questions you can call the post, or email the Sons' at SAL-347@comcast.net.

Sons' Membership Application 2018-2019

Help with acquiring a copy of your father's or grandfather's service records can sometimes be obtained through the National Archives Record Center.


Why You Should Join The Sons of The American Legion

Our Country
- To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
- To honor my forefather's service to our country.
- To perpetuate (encourage) the true spirit and positive view toward Americanism.
- To help our children of tomorrow and into the future.
- To assist teaching all Americans of all ages what it took to make Our Great Country.
- To keep Freedom Alive.
- To reinstate our Loyalty and Patriotism and beliefs in America.
- To help our Country prepare for the future through the ideals established by our forefathers.
- To provide a vehicle for the legion Family and the Community to work together; to provide various services to the Community, State and Nation.
- To protect our nation's flag and to educate youth on flag etiquette.

Our Family
- To support The American Legion and its programs.
- To respect our parent Organization.
- To give back, for what The American Legion has done for my family and me.
- The American Legion Family-to make our support of The Legion Family as strong as possible.
- To help teach our youth the principals of Justice, Freedom and Democracy.
- Both a Father and Son can belong to the organization with a shared interest.
- To learn how to conduct a meeting using Roberts Rules of Order.
- To be a part of The Legion Family, and to help preserve it.
- To help the Sons of The American Legion become a better organization for all those who belong and for all who are helped through the Sons of The American Legion Programs.
- To help prepare our youth in their ability to succeed.

Our Veterans
- To help care for all Veterans who served our nation by assisting the VA & R and the VAVS Programs.
- To impact my community in a positive way, by helping and assisting Veterans, and supporting various American Legion Programs.
- To provide assistance to all Veterans, especially those in need of care.
- That our Veterans, POWs, and MIAs from ALL wars will never be forgotten.
- Pride for those who served this Country to keep us free.
- For God and Country, and support our Veterans and their families.
- The pride we take knowing our contributions to The American Legion and their charitable programs are making a difference for the youth of America.
- To help those in need of help.


Sons' Membership Renewal/Instructions

ANNUAL DUES are $30.00 for Regular; $12.00 for Juveniles (under 19); and $12.00 for Dual Members for 2019 membership renewal.  The Membership Renewal Letter for 2019 can be downloaded at the link below.  Mail-in or bring-in the bottom of the form filled-in with your updated contact information with a check or cash enclosed to the Post (see Sons' Contact page).  If you have any questions you can call the Post, or email the Sons at SAL-347@comcast.net.

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Did you forget to renew last year, 2018?
In case you did not renew last year, 2018, we miss you and we’re hoping you decide to return with The Sons of the American Legion.  You can still renew for 2019 by adding $8 for back dues to the normal renewal dues. $38.00 for Regular w/back dues; $20.00 for Juveniles (Under 19) w/back dues; and $20.00 for Dual w/back dues.

Sons' Membership Renewal Letter - 2019