About the Sons
The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization
within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United
States military thus becoming eligible for membership in The American Legion.
Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and
the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance
on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans
and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship. Sons have always assisted
Legionnaires with Legion Family programs.
As of December 31, 2010, the Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Maryland
was the 6th largest Detachment in the Country with 15,460 members comprising 127 Squadrons. With there being
150 American Legion Posts in the Department of Maryland, our Detachment can boast of having Squadrons
in 84.66% of these Posts.
The Detachment of Maryland is also very proud of the fact that throughout
the years, we have provided the National Organization with 5 National Commanders.
Our Detachment continues to represent The American Legion and the Sons of
The American Legion in a professional manner and has been recognized nationally for our support of Children & Youth,
Americanism, and Veterans Affairs programs.
For administrative year 2010-2011, the Detachment of Maryland had volunteer
hours totaling 117,776 and donated more than $535,446 to programs such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans Affairs and
Hospitals, Heroes to Hometown, Fisher House, Casey Cares Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, Special Olympics, National
Emergency Fund, Toys for Tots, American Legion Racing, American Legion Baseball, Boys State, National Oratorical Contest,
Scouting, Flag Etiquette, Flag Replacement and numerous other programs.
The Detachment of Maryland will continue to support the programs
that benefit our Veterans, our active duty military and the children of our country.
The Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Maryland
"Serving America's Heroes"