The Sons of the American Legion is a patriotic service organization formed on September 12–15, 1932. The S.A.L. is made up of male descendants of people who served in the United States Armed Forces during times specified by the American Legion. The Sons of the American Legion's mission to serve veterans, the military and their families is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and national headquarters. The Sons of the American Legion's national headquarters is located in Indianapolis. Our local squadron is hosted by the American Legion, South Houston Post 490. American Legion members, who are also eligible to join the S.A.L. can become dual-members, once they join a S.A.L. squadron (See Eligibility Requirements Below).
What Is Our Mission?
Their main mission is to sponsor programs that its parent organization, The American Legion, does to improve veterans communities, such as scholarships, veterans help programs (i.e. ending veterans homelessness), and youth sports. They also promote national security, patriotism, and devotion to veterans. Our Squadron 490, participates in fund raising events, provides manpower and other support to veteran outreach programs. Specifically we contribute funds and manpower to various activities including events where disabled Veterans are brought to our post for various activities. We also support our parent American Legion Post 490, by aiding in these events and activities, Including Air Show viewing from the post, cook-offs, golf tournaments, and helping to support other events throughout the year.
How Do I Join And How Do I
If you meet the membership criteria below, stop by the post in person and fill out the application and pay $20 annual membership fee, or if you prefer download application below now and mail in completed form and fee.All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods 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, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion. Eligibility Dates:World War I: April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918World War II: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946 (except that for the U.S. Merchant Marine eligibility dates are December 7, 1941 – August 16, 1945)Korean War: June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 – May 7, 19751982 Lebanon War and Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada): August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984Operation Just Cause (Panama): December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990Gulf War/ War On Terror (Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom): August 2, 1990 – present
Welcome To The Sons of the American LegionSouth Houston Squadron 490
Our CommanderMicheal Frank
Greetings from the Commander“Working together we can help our military families. ”
S.A.L. Emblem & Motto“For God and Country”
Our OfficersCommander: Michael Frank1st Vice Commander: Arnold Rodriguez2nd Vice Commander: OpenAdjutant: Richard HughesFinance Officer: Earl McLearenChaplain: Mike LevulisSergeant At Arms: Wendell DenneyHistorian: David Boriack