Sons of the American Legion

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The Sons of the American Legion (often abbreviated as the SAL), was established as a non-political, non-sectarian civilian organization at the 14th National Convention of The American Legion in Portland, Oregon, September 12-15, 1932.[1] It is an organization of young men whose fathers were members of the American Legion. It's original purpose was to involve the sons of the World War II veterans in various activities including sports and Drum Corps. The first SAL or Junior corps Championships were held in 1937 at the American Legion National Convention in New York City, New York. Some feel that this event was the beginning of the junior corps movement of the 1940s and following.

There were numerous SAL drum corps into the mid-1960s, limited in membership to SAL members. The American Legion promoted SAL-class competitions on both state and national levels.

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