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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.


Posted 30 August 2017
Danny Smith
Sons of The American Legion National Commander
Danny Smith was elected national commander of the Sons of The American Legion on Aug. 20, 2017, in Reno, Nv. during the 46th national convention of the Sons of The American Legion.
The newest National Commander of the Sons of The American Legion is Danny Smith. He is the first-ever S.A.L. National Commander from the Detachment of Nebraska.  Smith is a 44 year continuous member of the Sons. His eligibility is through his father, a Korean War Air Force veteran. His parents were both charter members of their respective American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit. He and his wife, Donna, have been married 42 years. Their children and grandchildren are all American Legion Family members. Danny has worked in the construction industry for over 46 years. He and his family have all served as volunteers at their nearby veterans home and he has been active in several other community organizations, as well. The new commander hits the ground running, wanting to pull closer together with other branches of The Legion Family tree.“We’re all brothers and sisters in this organization,” says Smith. “I would really like to see us come together as an organization and work together with those common goals we all share. We can do it.”“I’ve adopted The Legion’s Endowment Fund and also the National Emergency Fund as my big programs this year. I know that Sons will continue to support Child Welfare. I don’t believe I need to urge them to do that because everyone knows that’s our premier program. I just want to take support for additional American Legion projects to the next level, to the level we have done with Child Welfare, and make more of them premier programs within the Sons, as well.” “I want every member of the Sons to pause and remember that we’re all privileged to be a member because someone served and sacrificed. Veterans are my passion.”
 National Commander Smith's Goals, Theme & Expectations
 National Commander Smith's Homecoming Flyer
 National Commander Smith's Homecoming Info & Form