GROVE AMERICAN LEGION – Post 178

Honoring Veterans

GROVE AMERICAN LEGION – Post 178

Honoring Veterans

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Sons of the American Legion

The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. Nationally the Sons is made up of males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States Military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Much like our fellow organizations, we place high importance on preserving our American 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. In the last 30 years, the Sons has raised more than $6 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation and its members have volunteered half a million hours and raised over $1,000,000 for VA hospitals and VA homes. The Sons also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the United States Flag from desecration through a Constitutional Amendment.

 

This is not only the Sons of the American Legion preamble it is what we strive to adhere to in life.

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 association 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 the 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.

We were Chartered this year but due to the issues facing our community, Country and World our ability to hit the ground running has been impacted greatly. As life begins to get back to some bit of normalcy here in our Post 178 Charter our main mission will be to sponsor programs and support our parent organization, The American Legion. To help improve the lives of our Veterans communities, veterans help programs, engage in community functions and give back however possible and sponsor or create youth programs here locally. If you are interested in joining with us and meet the following criteria, we would be pleased to have you. It is open to all male descendants, adopted sons, and stepsons of Veterans who died in service during World War I or served between December 7, 1941 to current, as 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.

Steven Thomas II
S.A.L. Post 178
Commander