Sons of the American Legion (SAL)
SAL Squadron # 297 Officers
|Commander Brian Bonterk, SALCommander@RavennaMILegion.Org||(616)-901-8606|
|Vice Commander: Mike Ruble||(616)-846-6323|
|Finance Officer: Austin Bonter||(616)-853-2390|
|Adjutant: Les Bonter, SALAdjutant@RavennaMILegion.Org||(231) 215-9817|
|Sergeant At Arms: Tim Schutter||(231) 740-1598|
|Historian: Andy Snoeyink||(616) 485-7997|
|Chaplain: Mike Pierson, SALChaplain@RavennaMILegion.Org||(231)853-2065|
A few of the SAL and Legion members made a visit to the the Grand Rapids Home for veterans on March 1, 2019 and received a small tour. The Ravenna Sons of the American Legion donated $500 to the wood shop at the home that is available for the veterans to use. Deanna Reames, a Ravenna High School graduate accepted the check and is going to make sure it goes to the wood shop. Left to right in the picture is Korean war veteran and American Legion member Merle Bonter, SAL Adjutant Les Bonter, SAL Commander Brian Bonter, Deanna Reames and SAL member Ron Courtade.
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Are you a a son of a Veteran? Would you like to join The American Legion? Check your local American Legion Post where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest Veteran's organization. Complete the application and proudly become a SON OF THE LEGION.
Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Sons of The American Legion?
A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the Sons of The American Legion.
However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.
Preamble to the S.A.L. National Constitution
Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of Veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The American Legion" for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.