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Dave Sweet


Sons of the

American Legion

Squadron 101 - Benicia, CA

David Sweet

Brice Sweet

Oren Rae



Ed Heffernan

Michael Garrity

Mike Smith


Vice Commander


Sargent at Arms




Judge Advocate

Meeting are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1900 hours in the Fiore Board Room





The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Together, members of The American Legion,The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Sons have always assisted Legionnaires with Legion Family programs. Our Family boasts a combined total membership of nearly 4.2 million members. This year, Sons attained an all time high national membership of over 356,000.  The S.A.L. has study programs recommended for younger members. One such program, called "The Ten Ideals," teaches the elements of patriotism, health, knowledge, training, honor, faith, helpfulness, courtesy, reverence and comradeship. If a member completes the Ten Ideals program, he is eligible to continue with another program called the "Five-Point Program of Service." This program covers patriotism, citizenship, discipline, leadership and legionism.

Sons focus on much more than just membership. At all levels, Sons support The American Legion in promoting a wide variety of programs. Sons assist their posts in other activities such as Veterans programs, Veterans Administration home and hospital volunteerism, Children Youth projects and fundraising. Since 1988, The Sons have raised more than $5.8 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Members have volunteered over 1 million hours to date in 2013 in Veterans Hospitals throughout the country and raised over $2,000,000 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.


The Sons of The American Legion is one of many organizations that sponsors and supports the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition formed to secure flag protection legislation through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. S.A.L. volunteers work to establish local networks by having petitions available and handing out informational material. They alert their communities to the importance of respect for the flag and they encourage flag education programs in schools and other local organizations.




The purposes of the corporation are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational.

  1. To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;

  2. To maintain law and order;

  3. To foster and perpetuate a true spirot of Americanism;

  4. To preserve the memories and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars;

  5. To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;

  6. To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;

  7. To make right the master of might;

  8. To promote peace and goodwill on earth;

  9. To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;

  10. To consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness;

  11. to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands;

  12. to assist in carrying on for God and Country.





  • Become involved in events honoring those who served

  • Meet Veterans and supporters of the Armed Forces

  • Access to Members Only Lounge

  • Discounted rate for renting the hall

  • Discount on purchases through Dell, Apple, and other vendors*

  • Car Rental discounts through Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National*

  • Hotel Discounts with Motel 6 and Wyndham Group

  • Plus much more!  Visit Legion.org/benefits for more information.

*Discount provided by merchant as is subject to change without notice




Membership is availble to all male descendants of either a member of The American Legion or a veteran who died in

Service during any of the below dates or who died subsequen to their honorable discharge from such service.


  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)

  • Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)

  • June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)

  • Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

  • Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)

  • Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)

  • Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)


Please note meeting attendance is not a requirement of membership, however we do encourge all members to attend



Other American Legion Sites

National SAL Site

SAL California Site