Squadron 320

    This month we have started off strong when it comes to our work with the Sons and starting strong, post-pandemic. So far in this membership year we have begun to revise our constitution and bylaws for the Squadron. Next meeting we will have final discussion on it before it is planned to go to a vote. You may contact me at the Squadron Commander’s email address with any questions on that. Speaking of membership year, it’s time to renew for the 2024 year! We welcome a lot of new faces through transfers and new members to our Squadron. We’re already meeting our membership goals for the start of the renewal season by leaps and bounds! This is all thanks to you and your fellow Squadronnaires.

    On the topic of membership, we have a good number of dual members joining our ranks. We welcome our new dual members between the Post and the SAL. Dual membership serves an important purpose in fulfilling our membership. It helps when it comes to the hours, mileage and donations made; it can help greatly when Detachment and National consolidate all of our reports and take it to Congress. Every hour you volunteer is worth $25 an hour in our reports. Wearing SAL apparel? Have an American Legion/SAL or Legion Family sticker on your car? Discuss the American Legion with someone? You can count these hours, miles and your donations to charities as part of your membership with the Sons of the American Legion and American Legion. You’re donating twice, both for good causes. Please keep track, to some degree, on all of this and turn it in by April 30th of each year. It will help us with our mission!

    National has released the Sons of the American Legion app for mobile devices. This allows you to see recent news from National leadership as well as find a post near you if you’re traveling. That way you can take advantage of the benefits of being a member of the SAL. There are other features on the app, but I encourage you to take a look for yourself. This is an important development as we move into being more technologically in tune with the times. You can find information and where to download it here: https://www.legion.org/mobileapps/sons 

    When it comes to Squadron events, we have a few upcoming. We plan to staff the upcoming Card show on 30 September via the kitchen to provide some basic hot off the grill items, as well as the usual snacks and drinks. 14 October we plan to assist the Legion Riders and the Auxiliary as best as possible and as needed for the Bike Show and Fall Festival. 9 December the Auxiliary is hosting a Christmas party for children and youth who are underprivileged wherein they can receive gifts and participate in themed crafts. 

    Have an event idea? Have membership questions? Contact me at squadron320commander@gmail.com and I will respond as soon as possible. Let's get the ball rolling on some events and help the community! Until next time; stay safe and God bless.

Timothy Fincher
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron 320, Spotsylvania VA


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. 



Commander:                                       Timothy Fincher     tfincher1@yahoo.com
Vice Commander:                                Johnny Baker          johnnyb.legion@gmail.com
Adjutant:                                              James Kelly            grandad195373@yahoo.com
Finance Officer/Membership:               Lewis Skerry           lew.skerry3@mail.com
SGT at Arms:                                       
Chaplain:                                              Timothy Fincher     tfincher1@yahoo.com                                        
Historian:                                              Micheal Skerry

If you have questions about the Sons of the Legion, please email one of the SAL Officers.

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