Madison Alabama American Legion Post 229

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Welcome to the Sons of American Legion Post 229, Madison, AL.

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Are you a a son of a Veteran? Would you like to join The American Legion? Check your local American Legion Post where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest Veteran's organization. Complete the application and proudly become a SON OF THE LEGION.

Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Sons of The American Legion?

A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the Sons of The American Legion.

However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.

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.

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This new Post 229 organization will be open to sons of any previous or current honorably discharged United States military veteran (deceased or in service after a pre-defined 20th century date.

The 2023-2024 Commander of the new Post 229 Sons of American Legion Squadron will be appointed in 3rd Qtr. A charter was drafted and approved at the 26 June 2022  meeting.

Similar to Post 229 and the Auxiliary, this squadron will be a separate organization under Post 229's sponsorship.  At an upcoming Post 229 meeting, elections will be held.  Membership fees remain: $20 (or $15 based on age group, e.g., over or under 21 years old).

Additional folders will be established under this main folder listing elected officers, with separate other sections as needed, e.g.,  administration/registration, upcoming events, etc. 

The squadron meeting will be held inconjunction with monthly Post 229 member meeting on the second Thursday of each month at the Black Patch Distillery off Lanier Rd. In Madison.  Meeting will start at 6 PM, following Robert's Rules of Order and prior to the social at 6:30 hosted by the Auxiliary. The Monthly Post 229 membership meeting starts at 7 PM. 

 

Additional information, in addition to published Legion files, will be provided by the SAL Commander when developed and approved.