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Sons of the American Legion

Squadron 31

Meetings are the 1st Monday of the Month

@ 7:00PM.

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.

Are you a a son of a Veteran? Would you like to join The American Legion? Check your local American Legion Post where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest Veteran's organization. Complete the application and proudly become a



Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates. Can I join the Sons of The American Legion?


A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the Sons of The American Legion. Note that, only direct descendents  are eligible. i.e. son, grandson, adopted son, etc.  

However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living. 

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Message From the Commander


From myself and all the officers, we would like to wish all of you a happy and prosperous 2024.  We have had a very busy year with our fundraisers and supporting Carroll Post 31 veterans, youth and community.  We were fortunate to be able to make substantial donations to these causes!

DAV Rehabilitation Fund $2,000, Tunnel to Towers $1,000, Casey's Cares $1,000, St. Jude's Hospital $2,000, Families with special needs children $2,500, Mc Vets $1,000, YMCA Summer Camp $500, Charlotte's Hall $2,000, Martinsburg VA Hospital $1,500, National Emergency Fund $2000, Special Olympics $1,000, Paws for Purple Hearts $500, American Legion Post 31 repairs $1,000, Friends of disabled veterans in Carroll County $1,000 and Boy Scout Troop 420 $500. Live Hope Laugh $2039.


With that being said, it would not be possible without the Volunteers and the support of the "Legion Family".  We are hoping to do even better in this next year.  In order for that to happen, we need more SAL members to get involved.  We welcome new ideas.  

Meetings are the first Monday of the month at 7 PM.  


Denny Bowers

SAL Squadron 31 Commander

Denny Bowers
1st Vice Commander
Michael Szczesny
2nd Vice Commander
John Abbott
Finance Officer
Phil Popieiski
Sergeant at Arms
Michael Meyer
Terry Hall
Bob Hyser
Tony Madrid

Squadron Officers

Executive Commitee

Michael Szczesny

Michael Meyer

Terry Hall


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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