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The Squadron holds its membership meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:05 pm.

About the Sons of the American Legion – National

The Sons of The American Legion (S.A.L.), a program of The American Legion, was established in 1932 in Portland, Oregon.  Since then, the S.A.L. has assisted The American Legion with its programs and activities at all levels.  The American Legion, along with the S.A.L. and the American Legion Auxiliary, form "The Legion Family."

Membership in the S.A.L. is open to all male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion.  Also accepted are, any such descendants of veterans who died in service during the eligibility periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service.  Since the eligibility age begins from date of birth, activities and programs of squadrons are determined by age groups within squadrons, and the needs of the community. Just as each Legion post determines the extent of its service to the community, state, and nation, so each squadron is permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet its own needs.

The Sons of the American Legion has course study programs that its members are encouraged to take advantage of.  These programs include “The Ten Ideals” which provides baseline education in the areas of patriotism, health, knowledge, training, honor, faith, helpfulness, courtesy, reverence, and comradeship.  Members can continue building their knowledge base with the “Five-Point Program of Service” which provides additional education in the areas of patriotism, citizenship, discipline, leadership, and legionism.

On all levels, the S.A.L. has worked together with The American Legion to promote a wide variety of social programs that benefit veterans and youths nationwide, including Veterans programs (VAVS), VA Home and Hospital volunteering, Children & Youth Activities, and fund raising.  The S.A.L is also a part of the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition formed to secure flag protection legislation through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  S.A.L. volunteers work to establish local networks by having petitions available and handing out informational material. They also alert the community of the importance of flag display and respect, while encouraging Flag Education programs for schools and other local organizations.

If you are interested in more information about the Sons of The American Legion programs, go to:

The Sons of The American Legion website.

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 About The Sons of the American Legion Lorton Squadron 162

Lorton Squadron 162 continues building its own brand of tradition, based strongly upon its support of Legion Post programs, services and activities, as well as, its service and participation with veteran assistance programs, and its strong financial support to children and youth activities programs.  The Squadron has become an active participant in program service at both the local community and State levels.

In addition to its sound, ongoing partnership with The American Legion Post, the Squadron has formed strong ties with the other existing membership units at Lorton Post 162, including the American Legion Auxiliary, the Legion Riders, and VL1569.  These working relationships succeed in facilitating the understanding of group purpose, service, and support needs. 

The Squadron Board is very capable and committed to its role of leadership and service to its members.  The membership is very healthy and active, and has greatly enabled the Squadron in becoming an effective fundraising unit.

The Squadron leadership has dedicated its effort to re-framing and enhancing its guiding documents, including mission statement, constitution, and by-laws, to better reflect the new focus in squadron direction, and to better address its member needs.  The Squadron also selected two youth charities that will receive the bulk of its annual financial support moving forward.  Those charities are the Child Welfare Foundation, (www.cwf-inc.org), an American Legion entity, which provides nonprofit organizations with the means to educate the public about the special needs of children across this nation, and the Central Virginia Burn Camp, (www.vaburncamp.org), which annually provides a residential camp experience designed to meet the social, physical, and psychological needs of youth burn survivors between the ages of 7 and 17 years old.  We hope that you will visit the websites of these two great charities to learn more about the services they provide.  The Squadron made its initial grants to both charities during the year.

This year is dedicated to the efforts of building better and more advanced member services and communication.  The Squadron seeks to enhance knowledge of its membership, and advance ongoing member relationships by keeping members informed of Squadron direction, programs and activities.

If you are interested in membership or additional information about Lorton Squadron 162, please write to us at:

THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
8210 Legion Drive
Lorton, Virginia 22079

Or, you can call or email us at:

(703) 690-1107

E-mail: SALCommander@valegion162.org

 

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