Northeastern Post 459







S.A.L. Officers 2022-2023

                                                     Commander:  Dan Parsaca                              Senior Vice: Murray MacGready

                                                     Junior Vice: Richard Barker                             Sgt.-at-Arms:  Greg Herda

                                                    Chaplain:  Ed Detz                                             Finance Officer:  Larry Dugan

                                                    Historian:  Ted Terhune                                   Judge Advocate: Craig Sattler

                                                    Adjutant: Open                                                 SAL Liaison: Ted Terhune





Meeting Times

Our Squadron meets every first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (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!



Our Constitution & Bylaws

Constitution      Bylaws & Standing Rules



Eligibility Requirements

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 eligibility 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.


SAL Membership Application Form

SAL dues are $30.00 per year

Pay by mail: Mail your dues check to S.A.L. 459, 658 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Pay in person: You can drop off your dues payment yourself. Just walk into the Post and talk with the bartender on duty.



Our Mission and Statement of Purpose


We are proud possessors of a priceless heritage.

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 all 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 goodwill 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:


Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids

Midtown Neighborhood Association

Children's Miracle Network  www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org/ 

The Dixie Vincent Scholarship Fund

Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (VCAP) Grand Rapids

Venturing Crew #2710

Child Welfare Foundation (CWF)

National Emergency Foundation (NEF)

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County http://www.habitatkent.org/


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