Sons of American Legion Post 119

What do the Sons do?

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. 


 The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion.  


A squadron has 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. 


One of the most popular Sons events at Post 119 is the monthly Steak Night at the Legion, which is always held on the second Tuesday of the month with Sons working as volunteer cooks and servers.

How do the Sons operate?

The Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.)  is a program of The American Legion.  Membership in the Sons is separate from Legionnaire membership, but the organization is not a separate entity. 

The Sons organization is called a squadron 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. 


Squadron 119 Officers for 2018

  • Squadron Commander:  Mark Chrastil    
  • 1st Vice Commander: Bill Trowbridge
  • 2nd Vice Commander: vacant
  • Adjutant: Bill Smith
  • Treasurer: Bill Allen
  • Chaplain: Scotty Jandrain
  • Sgt-At-Arms: vacant
  • Historian: vacant

Sons of American Legion Post 119 is is a program within the American Legion Post 119, a nonprofit corporation in the State of Colorado.


Membership dues in Squadron 119 are $40 per year,  Those dues include membership in the National organization of the Sons of the American Legion.

http://www.legion.org/sons/


 Squadron 119 meets the second Saturday of each month at 5:30 pm.  



Who can be a Son?

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a link to a membership form. The following categories of boys and men are eligible for Sons membership:

 

  1. Male descendants (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion.
  2. Male descendants (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama,  the Persian Gulf War  or the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion.
  3. Male descendants (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War  or the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion. 

This eligibility includes step-relatives.



A crew of hardworking Sons help prepare and serve a special dinner for Vietnam Veterans.

Could that man in the red suit be a Son?

Sons are part of the volunteer crew that make Bingo happen!

Download a Sons Membership Form

SONS-APPLICATION-FOR-MEMBERSHIP (pdf)

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