Sons Of The American Legion Squadron 79
PO Box 113
New Port Richey FL 34656
Sons of The American Legion Squadron 79 was chartered on February 22, 1988 at American Legion Paradise Post 79 in New Port Richey, Florida. The Squadron's current membership is over 270 members.
The Sons of The American Legion (SAL)was established at the 14th National Convention of The american Legion held at Portland, Oregon September 12-15, 1932.
Born in the midst of the Great Depression, The Sons of The American Legion was founded as a program within The American Legion. It was an opportunity for the sons of WW I veterans to participate in a patriotic organization alongside their fathers and grandfathers. Many of those earliest SAL members became veterans themselves as a result of WW II.
Today, over 300,000 men of various ages are active members of the SAL. Together with members of The Legion and The Legion Auxiliary, they work to promote a variety of programs. The "Legion Family" now boasts a membership of over four million, making it the largest veterans' organization in the world.
Are you a son of a veteran? Would you like to join The American Legion? Check your local American Legion Post where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest veteran's organization. Complete the application and proudly become a SON OF THE LEGION.
Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Sons of The American Legion?
A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the Sons of The American Legion.
However, if the qualifying veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.
Preamble to the S.A.L. National Constitution
Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The American Legion" for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.
For further information please call our Squadron Commander
Mark Harris at 727-207-0963
Meetings held on the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7:00 PM
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