Our Programs and Impact
As the Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Wisconsin, our mission is to support veterans and their families and the policies of our parent organization, The American Legion. We encourage you to read more about our programs and committees. We are making an impact in our state and our communities every day!
Our main areas of emphasis are:
Support for Veterans and Their Families
Promoting Patriotism and Americanism
Promoting Programs Which Benefit the Youth of our Country
Mission: to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism through the teaching and promotion of American values. We promote Americanism by supporting programs and organizations throughout the state. We provide flag education, provide proper flag disposal, and distribute flags at ceremonies and parades, as well as presenting flags to schools.
We sponsor Badger Boys State representatives, Boy Scouts, our Junior Shooting Sports program, and award our Sons of The American Legion scholarship.
Children and Youth
Mission: to support programs and activities that are dedicated to the well-being of the children and youth of Wisconsin. We are a major supporter of the Child Welfare Foundation.
Mission: to honor the service of those who have gone before us by supporting programs for veterans in Wisconsin. Our Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service volunteers provide assistance and comfort to patients at VA medical facilities.
Mission: to manage program areas such as Civil Defense & Emergency Preparedness, Family Support Network, Foreign Relations, Operation Comfort Warriors, POW/MIA advocacy, Temporary Financial Assistance, and Troop Support.
Internal Affairs covers such other functions not otherwise assigned, such as organizing the Detachment meetings, establishing the Detachment Legislative agenda, membership recruitment and retention, formulating policies, reviewing governing documents, and public relations.
Legislative covers external legislative matters. Represents the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Wisconsin in Madison while the State Legislature is in session. Considers legislative matters, makes recommendations to the Detachment Convention and Detachment Executive Committee, and supervises the legislative program of the Detachment. This person has exclusive responsibility for petitioning the State Legislature or Congress on behalf of, or in opposition to, all legislation in which the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Wisconsin is interested.
Membership covers issues related to the recruitment and retention of members of the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Wisconsin, and works with Detachment Vice Commanders and Detachment District Commanders.
Officer Development & Policy covers the Detachment Commander's Advisory Committee, National Officer Candidates, Detachment Officer Training, Standing Rules of the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Wisconsin, and the Detachment Uniform Code of Procedure for Detachment Conventions.
Public Relations & Communications covers Press Releases, Promotional Materials, Publications, and external communications issues related to activities of the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Wisconsin. He shall coordinate all communications with the Detachment Commander and Detachment Adjutant.
The Detachment Finance Commission covers the adoption of the annual budget, collection of all revenues, payment of budgeted expenses, disbursement of any funds and the handling of all receipts from dues, raffles and/or special projects and the preparing and reading of the financial status.