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Sons of the American Legion

Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of all 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 association of our members and our forefathers in all wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the Community, State and Nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the 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.

The Sons of The American Legion is divided into detachments at the state level and squadrons at the local level. A squadron pairs with a local American Legion post; a squadron’s charter is contingent upon its parent post’s charter. However, squadrons can determine the extent of their services to the community, state and nation. They are permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet their needs, but must remember SAL’s mission: to strengthen the four pillars of The American Legion. Therefore, squadrons’ campaigns place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship. Since 1988, SAL has raised more than $9 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. SAL members have volunteered over 500,000 hours at veterans hospitals and raised over $1,000,000 for VA hospitals and VA homes. The SAL also supports the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.


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Born and raised from his native Trumbull, Connecticut, Harrison Gilberti is a fourth year vocal performance major here at Baldwin Wallace University, studying with Dr. J.R. Fralick. He is a member of his hometown’s 54-year-old youth theatre program, the Trumbull Youth Association. Since 2015 Harrison has been seen in TYA shows, including Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Gleb, in the 2023 production of Anastasia. At BW, Harrison has presented the roles of Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pirate King, in The Pirates of Penzance, and most recently, as Danilo in The Merry Widow. This coming August, Harrison will begin studying with Dr. David Dillard at Southern Illinois University

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