Charles Harbel Squadron 892
Sons of the American Legion
Chartered Since May 10, 1937
Who we are:
The Sons of The American Legion (SAL) is an organization of The American Legion established in 1933 in Portland, Ore. Our Squadron was chartered in 1937. Since then, the Sons have assisted The American Legion with its programs and activities. We are a service organization, affiliated with Charles Harbel Post 892 Allegany American Legion. We have a five point program of service which is:
Patriotism - Love of the flag, love of country and respect for our Veterans for their service
Citizenship - Individual obligation of citizenship
Discipline - Respect for and obedience to rules
Leadership - Participation in group activities
Legionism - Knowledge of The American Legion
What we do:
We are more than just a membership, we have worked to promote and contribute to children and youth programs, including providing awards for deserving Allegany/Limestone seniors through our annual Richard Straub Memorial Golf Tournament, and donations through different fund raising events. Honoring our Veterans by donating time and money to our Veterans at the VA and other Veteran related programs, decorating the graves of our service veterans. and Honoring them with our participation in the Legion Honor Guard Ritual Team at graveside services and promoting respect for our country and flag, through school flag day ceremonies, flag retirement ceremonies.
Who is eligible:
All male descendants, adopted sons, stepsons of members of The American Legion, or veterans who died during service during WW1, and December 7, 1941, to date, as set forth in Article IV, Section I, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion.
A yearly fee for membership is $5.00 for sons 16 years of age or younger and $20.00 for all others. We have just added an amendment to our constitution which now states: Sons members, 70 years of age or older who have at least 5 years of continuous membership will have lifetime memberships paid for by the Squadron starting with the 2015-2016 membership year.
Applications are available on this site or from any SAL member or at the Post.
Meetings are held at 7PM on the fourth Wednesday of the month at The Allegany American Legion at 4350 NYS Route 417 in Allegany.
Sons of The American Legion School Awards:
Each year the SAL awards monetary amounts to deserving Allegany/Limestone seniors, or Sons members, for a four year college, or The Richard Straub Memorial Award for a 2 year technical college or Apprenticeship. Applications are available on this site.
Officers for 2019/2020:
Commander Thomas Lippert
1st Vice Commander, Lynn Lippert
2nd Vice Commander, Josh Keim
3rd Vice Commander, John Keim
Adjutant, Hans Sendlakowski
Chaplain, Archie Wood
Historian, Mike Mooney
Treasurer, Tom Lippert
Sgt. At Arms, Gary Phearsdorf
Advisor, William Moore
We are now welcoming the formation of the " American Legion Riders of Allegany Post 892"
"If you own a motorcycle, like to ride, and are a Post, Auxiliary or Sons member please consider joining our group of patriotic motorcycle riders" Information on joining is available at the bar or from any American Legion Rider member
Contact us at: SALSquadron892@gmail.com