Sons of the American Legion

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Although we’ve been around for a while (since 1932), you may not have heard of our organization. It’s more likely that you’ve seen us out working in the community. Each year, the members of Independence Squadron 275 sponsor the Veterans Graves Decoration Project that decorates nearly 10,000 Veterans’ graves with American Flags on Memorial Day weekend. Or perhaps you’ve seen our Color Guard leading the annual Independence Memorial Day Parade. Your parents may have attended one of our Veterans’ Appreciation Dinners held on Veterans’ Day in November, or a friend may have received a scholarship grant from the John Keys Scholarship Fund.

We’re involved in a lot of different activities and we’ve got some very dedicated members who work to make these programs a reality. Every day and in so many ways, we work to make a difference in our community, state, and Nation.

Ours is a fraternity of service, dedicated to helping others, providing educational, recreational, and leadership opportunities to people from all walks of life. Preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship are what this organization is all about.

Not just anyone can join the Sons – you’ve got to be someone special. Our members are direct male descendants (sons, grandsons, great grandsons) of America’s veterans from World War I to today’s current war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Our members are the most important part of this great organization. Without them, we could not accomplish anything. With them, we can do anything. We hope that you will join us!

Yours For God and Country,

John Dietz
Past National Commander

Sons of the American Legion Constitution & By-Laws