About The SAL
Founded in 1932, the Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.
SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership of nearly 3 million.
Although SAL has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, SAL is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in SAL.
SAL Membership Eligibility Requirements
All male descendants, adopted sons, and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I, and December 7, 1941, to date, as set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion
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.
2023 – 2024 Officers
Commander Paul Fiskum
Vice Commander Kelly Gillespie
Adjutant John Bachmeier
Finance Officer James Ricketts
Sergeant-at-Arms Edward Hruska
MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of Each Month at 7 pm. - Spirit of South Dakota Room at the Post-
SAL Commander Emphasizes Members Become Involved In At Least ‘One Thing’
- Pancake Breakfast; 1st Sunday of the month; Always looking for help. Pancake Breakfast Every Month! – American Legion Post 15 Sioux Falls, SD (siouxfallslegion.org);
- Legion Family Social/Dinner; 3rd Tuesday of Month; Please RSVP to Post Office; “Legion Family” Monthly Social/Dinner / (siouxfallslegion.org)
- ***Check with Vice Commander Kelly Gillespie for Opportunities to Serve Throughout the Year***