The Sons of the American Legion is an organization of the American Legion & consists of the Male Descendants of Veterans of the US Military. We proudly boast of more than 15,000 Members in Illinois and over 350,000 members Nationally. We are fully committed to maintain the high ideals and Four Pillars of the American Legion SAL Constitution Detachment News In 1916, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 became a nationally observed event by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. However, it was not designated as National Flag Day until August 3rd, 1949, when an Act of Congress designated June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.Today, Flag Day is celebrated with parades, essay contests, ceremonies, and picnics sponsored by veterans' groups, schools, and groups like the National Flag Day foundation whose goal is to preserve the traditions, history, pride, and respect that are due the nation's symbol, Old Glory. Click here for more information 2018 Consolidated Squadron Report Please fill out your report and send it into the Department Adjutant. These reports are compiled and the data is present to Congress to show how our organization contributes to helping veterans and their families. It also shows how much more the government needs to increase their help for veteran program. Even if you do not have anything to list (which we doubt) turn in the report anyway. Although almost everything you do counts. Click here for the instructions Click here to download Report Form Check out New Events Posted in the 'Events' link. There are many new events.