Hesley-Jensen Post 491
263 N. 3rd Street
Bayport, MN 55003
Sons Of The American Legion
To contact Officers call 651-439-5463 (Fax) 651-430-2037
Email AlBayport@Qwestoffice.net....................Send email toPost 491
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.
To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons)
of a member of The American Legion.
You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (see specific time periods for service during these conflicts).
You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War
(the same eligibility periods apply as above).
If you need help obtaining the records to prove your eleigibility visit The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records. It is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed by law.
Contact the Sons of The American Legion Squadron nearest you to obtain the necessary membership application form. Membership forms for the Sons of The American Legion should be available at any American Legion Post. Contact the Post nearest you and ask if a Squadron of the Sons exists in your area. If there is no Squadron in your area,
contact The S.A.L. National Headquarters and ask about membership in the
Sons of The American Legion.
Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates for Membership in The American Legion
(note: potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their
parents or grandparents are/were eligible for membership in The American Legion)
World War I
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War II
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
(this eligibility period remains open)