Zack Wheat American Legion Post 624

Sunrise Beach, Mo......Lake of the Ozarks

Sons of The American Legion

Sons of The American Legion (SAL) is a program of The American Legion established in 1933 in Portland, Oregon. Since then, the Sons of The American Legion have assisted The American Legion with their programs and activities. Sons of The American Legion in 2004 attained an all time high membership of over 289,000 members nationally. The largest Detachment (State level) has over 36,000 members. There are trophies and awards given to Detachments and Squadrons for the largest membership, and the largest increase in membership.

Sons of The American Legion is more than just membership. Sons of The American Legion, on all levels, have worked together with The American Legion to promote Children and Youth programs, including the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, in which the Sons of The American Legion have raised over $313,000 in 2004. Since 1988, the Sons of The American Legion have raised over $2,000,000 for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.

Sons of The American Legion members have donated over 211,000 volunteer hours in the Veterans Hospitals throughout the country and raised over $1,500,000 that has gone directly to the VA hospitals and VA homes for a variety of items including TVs, radios, medical equipment, and clothes for the patients.

Sons of The American Legion continues'to provide services to those in need in the local communities, through programs that include fundraising events.

The America Legion, Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Auxiliary form the "Legion Family." A family with a total membership of nearly 4.2 million members.

Sons of The American Legion are assisting The American Legion and the Citizens Flag Alliance in their efforts to secure a Constitutional Amendment to protect the Flag of the United States from desecration.

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