The Sons of the American Legion

Detachment of Florida

Sons of the American Legion LogoFounded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of a veteran parent. S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents, grandparents, or step parents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.

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 17,000 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.

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Preamble to the S.A.L. National Constitution
Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of the Great 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 the Great 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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A little something to watch this week.Here's an updated Special Tropical Weather Outlook: A large area of cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms extends from the eastern Gulf of Mexico across much of the Florida Peninsula, associated with a broad surface low pressure area interacting with an upper-level low. This system could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics while it moves slowly northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the next few days.

Regardless of subtropical or tropical cyclone formation, this system will enhance rainfall across portions of Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast during the next few days. For more information on this system, please see products issued by your local NWS weather office at www.weather.gov.

The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this system will be issued by 4 p.m. EDT today - www.hurricanes.gov
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