AMERICAN LEGION POST 397

of Creve Coeur, Missouri, 63141

IN Saint Louis County

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SQUADRON 397


Our meetings are held on 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm



MARCH & APRIL, 2017

VIEW OUR 2017 CALENDAR EVENT LISTING(click here)


CLICK HERE FOR AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM


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 COMMANDER Rick McGee Adjutant Eric Lowing
Sr. Vice Cdr. Mike Reid 2nd Vice Cdr. Steve Sabo
Financial Ofcr. John Buckner Membership Officer Rich Hackenberger
Chaplain Brad Pitt Sgt at Arms Chris Sabo
Asst Sgt at Arms James Ferron Judge Advocate Robert Mort



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    Special Events
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    Five Point Program of Service
    Preamble to the National SAL Constitution
    The American's Creed

    SAL News and Current Events

     Steak night was a huge success. We started a “cutting station” which gave our guests their steak size option. I wish to thank all SAL members for their much appreciated time which made this a success. I would also like to make an honorable mention to Chuck Martinez. We discovered all our loins were bad a few hours before we opened our doors. Chuck was able to secure better cuts of meat and a lower price point which we passed on to our customers literally a couple hours before show time. Holidays are approaching fast. Keep an ear open to parties and functions quickly approaching”.

    Respectfully, Rick McGee SAL Commander Post 397


    steaknite May 20

    Click for Info JOHN BUCKNER:  On July 9, 2016, John Buckner from Squadron 397, Creve Coeur, Mo was elected as the state's new Missouri Detachment Commander at the 74th Annual Detachment Convention in Kansas City, MO. The SAL Detachment Installation of Officers and dinner was held Saturday evening at Smithville American Legion Post 58, by SAL Squadron 58. Congratulations John.

      The 2017 membership year has begun. Dues remain at $5.00 and can be paid to Rich Hackenberger or John Buckner, or mailed to their attention at the Post. SAL Dues reminders will not be sent out this year.

    STEAK NITE:  The SAL will hold its annual Fall Steak Night on October 8th, 2016. A steak dinner will be $25.00 or $40.00 for a couple.

    ARTHUR JOHNSON is very ill in Childrens' Hospital.  He got a bid infection in his right leg and they had to remove his leg from the knee down.  He is very depressed in a lot of pain.  Please keep him in your prayers.

    SAL WEBSITE ADVISOR:  Mike Monaco

    Combined SAL 10,11&12 District -- John Buckner (Historian), Steve Sabo (Judge Advocate)    Department of Missour1 Chaplin: John Buckner

    OUR ORIGINAL MEMORIAL PLAQUES: View images of our American Legion Post397 Plaques that were recently restored. These plaques will soon be erected in our Legion hall for all to see. They had been outside in front for these many years and were in bad shape. Now they are like new.

     MEMBERSHIP
    Our membership supports the following programs which are of interest and importance to veterans:
    • Advocacy for a strong national defense
    • Education in patriotism and Americanism programs
    • Children and Youth programs


    SAL AWARD PLAQUE FOR 1ST IN STATE
    Check out the 1st place Plaque for our Sons of the American Legion Squadron 397.  Great Job Men.  You really deserved this.  We are all very proud of you!!! Also, the Commander presented a $1,000 check to the 10th District Service Officers Fund.  Thanks for SAL Squadron 397 for their support.

    POPPY QUEEN MISS PAYTON GREENSLATE FOR 2016:
    This new years Queen, Payton Greenslate
    .  The Poppy honors the men and women who have served in the US Armed Services.  It is usually celebrated before Memorial Day.  Our Auxiliary provides poppies for the benefit of disabled and needy Veterans.  The money collected is used for medical and educational services.  After WWI, the poppy became the symbol of the tragedy of war and the renewal of life.  Support the Auxiliary Unit 397 poppy fund and wear your poppy proudly.

     CHICKEN WINGS SPECIAL:  Every Thursday between 5:00pm and 8:00pm we are having a special wings wing-ding event.  You get a full pound of wings for only six dollars.  This event is sponsored by our SAL.  Come and enjoy!

     SAL MEETING NIGHT CHANGE: Meetings have changed to the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00PM.  Be there, no excuses (:-)) 

    SAL MEMBERSHIP:  We finished 2012 at 100% of Goal(132). Membership cards for 2013 are available now, and dues are considered delinquent after December 31, 2012.  SAL memberships renewal notices have been mailed but the actual payments must be sent the Squadron Adjutant for processing: Mike Monaco @ 12520 Postgrove Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 or see any SAL officer while visiting the Post. Your card will then be mailed to you.

     


    Membership Eligibility

    All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion,and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I,World War II, Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada,Panama, and the Persian Gulf War, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1,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. There shall be no forms or class of membership except an Active Membership.
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    Visit Other SAL Sites

    SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION INFORMATION This site fully explains the benefits of joining SAL as well as the good it does for everyone. SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION HOME SITE This is the main site for the Sons of the American Legion.
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    Five Point Program of Service

    THE FIVE STAR AWARD

    The Five-Star Award for all members of the Sons of the American Legion who show perfection in the Five-Point Program of Service is a gold plated medal bearing the SAL Emblem and the symbolism of the Five-Points

    POINT ONE: PATRIOTISM - Love of Flag, Love of Country A star for Patriotism to the member who shows a knowledge of the history of the Flag, the proper ways of displaying it, and the proper respect due it.
    POINT TWO: CITIZENSHIP - Individual Obligation of Citizenship A star for Citizenship to the member who by his usefulness in activities outside the program of the SAL displays a working knowledge of the qualities of a good citizen
    POINT THREE: DISCIPLINE - Respect for and obedience to rules A star for Discipline to the member who in all his activities shows respect for rules and obedience to them.
    POINT FOUR: LEADERSHIP - Participation in group activities A star for Leadership to the member who develops the qualities of leadership in athletics, drill formations, and church activities.
    POINT FIVE: LEGIONISM - Knowledge of The American Legion A star for Legionism to the member who thoroughly understands the ritualistic work and the program of actities for the SAL

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    Observed Patriotic Holidays

  • NEW YEARS DAY, January 1st

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, third Monday in January
  • WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY, third Monday in February
  • MEMORIAL DAY, the last Monday in May
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY, July 4th
  • LABOR DAY, first Monday in September
  • COLUMBUS DAY, second Monday in October
  • VETERANS' DAY, November 11th
  • THANKSGIVING DAY, fourth Thursday in November
  • CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25th
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Preamble to the SAL National Constitution

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 association of our members, and our forefathers in the Great Wars; To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the Community, State & 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 the 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; To assist in carrying on for God and Country.

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