Sons of the American Legion

Supporting the American Legion.
Serving the Columbia, Illinois Community.
Providing for our Veterans.


Squadron 581

American Legion Post 581
Columbia, Illinois


Supporting Veterans

The mission of the Sons is to support veterans and their families and the policies of our parent organization, The American Legion.

GettingĀ Involved

For many, membership in the Sons has allowed them to become involved in American Legion programs alongside their family.

Personal Growth

Many younger members get involved and learn valuable leadership skills involving organization, public speaking, and negotiating, budgeting and fundraising skills.

Civic pride

Membership in our organization also provides individuals with opportunities to forge lifelong friendships with others involved in the Columbia community.

Founded in 1932,
the Sons of The American Legion exists
to honor the service and sacrifice
of Legionnaires

Members of the Legion Family
Sons of the American Legion Members

SAL's Largest Battalion
Raised for The American Legion
Child Welfare Foundation
Hours at Veterans Hospitals

Raised for VA Hospitals and VA Homes

First, the organization should be nonpartisan, concerning itself possibly with policies, but never with partisan politics. Second, its membership should be comprised of servicemen and women, regardless of whether they served overseas or were unfortunate enough to have their duty keep them in this country. Third, it should be really civilian, and its councils, general and private, admiral and gob, should be treated on the same basis

Theodore Roosevelt, Founder

Members of The American Legion have worn our nation's uniform during times of war, so you understand the sacrifices our troops are making in today's war on terror.

George Bush, Distinguished Service Medal Recipient

Who stands for patriotism in this country today? The American Legion. Who worked the hardest to pass an amendment to the Constitution to protect our flag? The American Legion. Who fights the hardest for veterans benefits? The American Legion. That's why it really means something to me to be a member of this great organization.

Rep. G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery, Distinguished Service Medal Recipient