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,
The American Legion Riders 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, 2012, the Sons of The American Legion Detachment of
Maryland was the 6th largest Detachment in the Country with 15,701 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 6 National Commanders including 2013-2014 Commander
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 2011-2012, the Detachment of Maryland had volunteer
hours totaling 118,032 and donated more than $500,758 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 Baseball, Boys State, National Oratorical Contest, Scouting, Flag Etiquette,
Flag Replacement and numerous other programs.
The Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Maryland will continue
to support the programs that benefit our Veterans, our active duty military and the children of our country.