“Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as ‘Sons of The American Legion’ …”

The Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Wisconsin is a service organization that supports veterans and veterans’ causes. As part of “The American Legion Family”, we strive to serve our State and Nation through community service, support, and programs.

Why Join?

Learn more about the impact the Sons of the American Legion has on our communities right here in Wisconsin.  Find out how you can get involved and share our mission!


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Our Leadership

Meet our SAL Detachment Officers here.

Our History and Organization

The Sons of The American Legion was born during the 1930’s in the midst of the Great Depression. The establishment of The Sons of The American Legion as a non-profit, non-sectarian civilian organization, was authorized by action of The American Legion’s 14th National Convention in Portland Oregon; September 12-15, 1932. The 1933 National Convention officially changed the name of the Organization to “The Sons of The American Legion”, authorized use of the abbreviation “S.A.L.” (pronounced S-A-L, not “sal”), and levied an annual membership dues of 25 cents.

The Sons of The American Legion has been defined as a legal, self-sustaining program of The American Legion, authorized by resolution. The National Constitution of The Sons of The American Legion provides for finances and revenues derived from annual membership dues.

The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin, officially recognizes the organization known as The Sons of The American Legion, in its Constitution and By-Laws.

The Sons of The American Legion Squadrons are organized under the jurisdiction of the Local Post of The American Legion, and bear the name and number of the Post. Those who desire to form a Squadron can apply for a charter to the local Post of The American Legion in the area in which they reside. The minimum membership for the formation of a Squadron is ten members.