Founded in 1932, the Sons of the American Legion members include men and boys who’s parents or grandparents served in the United States Military and were eligible for American Legion membership. It assists the American Legion in its service and charitable activities.
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 Squadron 283 has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. It is a program within American Legion Post 283.
Nationally since 1988, S.A.L. has raised more than $6 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. S.A.L. members have volunteered over 500,000 hours at veterans hospitals and raised over $1,000,000 for VA hospitals and VA homes. The Sons also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.
Nationally since 1988, S.A.L. has raised more than $6 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. S.A.L. members have volunteered over 500,000 hours at veterans hospitals and raised over $1,000,000 for VA hospitals and VA homes. The Sons also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment. We support our parent organization, the American Legion and the the Four Pillars of the American Legion:
Support for Veterans and their families
Promoting Patriotism and Americanism
Develop Youth Programs
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Squadron 283 Regular Meetings
SAL Squadron 283 meets the third Thursday of every month, beginning with a Social at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30 and the Meeting at 7:30.
Dinner is $10 for SAL members, their family and guests. Please RSVP with Greg Frost: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sons of the American Legion Leadership
Leadership - April
Squadron 283 general meeting on March 15 was a success.
Dinner was corned beef and cabbage provided by Gelson’s market. The conversation before dinner was entertaining. A good time was had by all.
We had several special guests including Glen Schecter and Tom Ruck. Glen is Past Commander of Hollywood Squadron 43 and president of the LA Cemetery Association. Tom is from Post 291 and the Director of the National Cemetery, West Los Angeles. We also had the pleasure of hearing from Jay Grossman, president of “Homeless but Not Toothless”, a non-profit that provides dental care for veterans.
Our main speaker was Steve Travali, who is a dual member of post 283 and squadron 283. He spoke of army training experiences at Fort Benning, Georgia and the determination and work it takes to become an Army Ranger.
Please join us for our April 19th General Meeting for dinner. Our speakers will be Marines from Camp Pendleton.
Tom Doran, SAL Commander