Welcome to the Sons of the American Legion Post 496

The Sons of 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.There are many men who are members of, both, The American Legion and the Sons of The American Legion. Often, these individuals started out as young members of the Sons. Then, when they were old enough to serve the military and did so, they also became eligible to join The Legion.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. In just the past ten years, Sons have raised more than a million dollars for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Members, nationwide, volunteered over 170,000 hours in 2000 in Veterans Hospitals throughout the country, and raised over $700,000 that went 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

Sons Of the American Legion Officers

President: Fred Morehead

First Vice: Dan Ginther



Meetings 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 7 pm

Portage American Legion Post 496

1945 Mogadore Road
Kent, Ohio 44240

Phone: (330) 673-9743