The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as a program of The American Legion. The Sons of The American Legion is an organization of men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion.
During thre 1930's and early 1940's the Sons of The American Legion grew by leaps and bounds and were even featured in a Feature Film. With the Advent of World War II, many of the members became veterans and joined The American Legion. As a result the membership of the Sons of The American Legion's membership fell and the program was all but forgotten.
In the late 1960's the Sons of The American Legion saw a reimergence and today has a membership of over 365,000 members.
Since 1988, The Sons have raised more than $6.9 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Members have volunteered over 1.3 million hours to date in Veterans Hospitals throughout the country and raised over $2,500,000 that has gone directly to VA hospitals and VA homes for a variety of items including TVs, radios, medical equipment and clothing for the patients.