The Sons of the American Legion

Detachment of Florida

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The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion 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. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Squadrons began to spring up through the Nation, including Florida. The Sons in Florida did not have a formal organization beyond the Squadrons that were chartered. Detachment of Florida began getting organized during the mid to late 1960’s. This lead to our First Detachment Commander being elected in 1970. Over the last 4 decades the Florida Sons, under the direction of the many Detachment Leaders, have prospered. Our membership has grown to over 19,000 members and over 180 Squadrons across 16 Districts and 6 areas.

Since 1988, the S.A.L. has raised more than $16 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, S.A.L. members have volunteered over 320,000 hours at veterans hospitals, and have raised over $1,000,000 for VA hospitals and VA homes.

Preamble to the S.A.L. National 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 all 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 good will 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.
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Why Join The Sons?

Often referred to as The Greatest Fundraising Arm of the American Legion Family, the Sons of The American Legion as a national organization annually raises the most money for our veteran’s and children’s charities. Often times, the contributions of the Sons exceeds the totals of The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary combined.

Member Benefits

As a program of the American Legion, members of the Sons are entitled to many benefits that are provided to Legionnaires. Some of the benefits available include discounts on insurance, auto rental, and travel and lodging. Other benefits include discounts at Office Depot/Office Max. Sons members are also eligible for The Legion Insurance Trust and the National Emergency Fund.


The Sons of the American Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. With over 27 different programs, we’ve got you covered from the baseball diamond to our nation’s borders. Additionally, we make a difference not only within our local communities, but nationwide as an organization.


Below are quick links to view the latest membership reports. Membership Reports are now separated into two individual reports.  Membership reports are updated on Thursday of each week.


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