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"Generations Of Service To Our Veterans"


"Climbing to New Heights"

As we begin a new year. we look to continue working on our membership. Last year we did a lot of digging in the dirty and dark mines. This year, let's work on getting out of the dark mines by "Climbing to New Heights."

In order to climb out of the mines we will need some help so each District Commander will get a ladder to help make it easier to reach the top. As your membership grows you will move up the ladder. Each renewed or new member becomes part of your team to help recruit and retain your members, and as your membership grows it will help make the climb easier. Our goal is to increase the membership by at least one more member than last year, however the more the merrier.

As an incentive to get your District to the top faster I will donate $50 to the Commander's Project for the first District to reach 3 star and $100 for the first District to reach 4 star. These donations will be in the District's name.

Membership Target Dates are shown below. Reaching these goals sooner than later is recommended.

Let's get Detachment Membership "Climbing to New Heights" in 2019-2020.

Mark T. Fayer Sr.
1st Vice Commander
Membership Chairman


Membership Eligibility

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.

April 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918
Dec 7, 1941 - Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government

Membership Target Dates 2019-2020

September 11, 2019 - 10%
October 9, 2019 - 25%
November 14,2019 - 35%
December 11, 2019 - 45%
January 15,2020 - 60%
February 12, 2020 - 75%
March 11, 2020 - 80%
April 8, 2020 - 90%
May 13, 2020 - 100%
July 29, 2020 - 105% -Delegate Strength Cutoff

SAL Application/PDF

Membership Links

Detachment of Maryland Membership from Department

Obtain a DD-214

Guide to Squadron Transmittals My SAL

Individual Recruitment Award 2019-2020


Detachment of Maryland, 3115 Orchard Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21234