SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
S.A.L. Officers 2016-2017
Commander: Dan Parsaca Senior Vice: Mark Moore
Junior Vice: Mike Losinger Sgt.-at-Arms: Jeff Rackes
Chaplain: Dennis Jansma Finance Officer: Brad Koch
Historian: Ted Terhune Judge Advocate: Craig Sattler
Our Squadron meets every first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m (except for July and August). All members of the Legion Family are welcome to attend. Please join us! Your input and ideas are always welcome!
Are you a son of a veteran? Would you like to join The American Legion? Check with American Legion Post 459 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 AMERICAN 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.
S.A.L. dues are $25.00 per year
Our Mission and Statement of Purpose
We are proud possessors of a priceless heritage. To honor this heritage we work hard on five main goals:
To help veterans
To help veterans' causes
To support our Post and our Legion Family
To support our community
To support children and youth
Our mission and purpose can best be summarized by the preamble to our S.A.L. 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.
We Proudly Contribute To:
Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
Children's Miracle Network www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org/
The Dixie Vincent Scholarship Fund
Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (VCAP) Grand Rapids
Boy Scouts of America
National Emergency Foundation (NEF)
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County http://www.habitatkent.org/
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