AMERICAN LEGION POST 397

of Creve Coeur, Missouri, 63141

IN Saint Louis County

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SQUADRON 397

11/10/2020 OUR POST 397 IS CLOSED AGAIN DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2020

 


SAL Members it is time to pay your dues at this time. Cost has increased from $5.00 to $8.00 this year. Our SAL paid this difference last year. Please pay your full year dues this year.


TAPS:  Past Commander Eric Lowing has passed from us.  His funeral was at Colliers Funeral Home on Friday, December 27 at 4:00pm.  We are very sorry for our Members, Family & Friends of Eric Lowing.   

  VIEW ALL PHOTOS OF ERIC LOWING HERE 


VIEW OUR LEGION POST397 BY-LAWS (click here) 

VIEW OUR CALENDAR PAGE FOR 2020(CLICK HERE)

VIEW ORATORICAL CONTEST PHOTOS 01-18-20(click here)   

  VIEW CHILI COOKOFF AND SUPERBOWL GAME 2-2-20 (click here)  


VIEW OUR 101th AMERICAN LEGION397 BIRTHDAY PARTY PHOTOS (click here) 

CLICK HERE FOR AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

PORK STEAK TUESDAY NOON LUNCH, 11:00AM-2:00PM
TACO TUESDAY EVERY NIGHT, 4:30PM-7:00PM

QUILTING EVERY WEDNESDAY 9AM TILL NOON!  
WING-DING (CHICKEN WINGS) EVERY THURSDAY 4PM - 7PM


QUEEN OF HEARTS
CURRENT AMOUNT $
2035.50 as of Tuesday 3/3/20

 

SAL Officers for 2019
 COMMANDER Rick McGee Adjutant Eric Lowing
Sr. Vice Cdr. Marc Knapp 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


 OUR MONTHLY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES ARE INACTIVE AS OF JULY 2020

NOVEMBER 2020 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
5 POST MEETING, 7:00PM
6  FRIDAY FISH FRY 
9  AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
13 FRIDAY FISH FRYS
15 POST SOCIAL
20 FRIDAY FISH FRY
23 SAL & RIDERS MEETING
24 HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING
26
THANKSGIVING DAY 
27 FRIDAY FISH FRY
22 
DECORATE THE TREE FOR CHRISTMAS, 1PM...  SAL G.I. BREAKFAST MEETING TO FOLLOW.

DECEMBER 2020 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
3 POST MEETING, 7:00PM
4 FRIDAY FISH FRY
11 FRIDAY FISH FRY
12 KIDS CHRISTMAS PART
14  AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
18 FRIDAY FISH FRY
19 ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY
22 HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING
25 CHRISTMAS DAY (NO FISH FRY)
28 SAL & RIDERS MEETING
29 SALON 116 MEETING
31 NEW YEARS EVE 27 FRIDAY FISH FRY
22  PUT UP THE TREE FOR CHRISTMAS

 



  • SAL News and Current Events
    Officers of Local SAL Squadron Become a member!
    Special Events
    Visit National SAL Site
    Five Point Program of Service
    Preamble to the National SAL Constitution
    The American's Creed

  •  
    CURRENT NEWS

    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



    QUEEN OF HEARTS PHOTOS OF 2-19-19 (CLICK FOR EXPANDED VIEW)

    RICK MCGEE EXPLAINING RULES
    CDR ERIC LOWING STARTING THE DRAWING
    SHOWING OF FIRST CARD THAT WAS DRAWN

    OUR QUEEN OF HEARTS WINNER, RICK MCGEE ON 12/31/19  NEW YEARS EVE WITH SUPPORTING CAST !

    1. Rick McGee, the winner  
    2. Showing the winning card on the board
    3. Our helper and cheer leader, Stevie Chesky (Vana)
    4. Showing the full board after win
    5. Mike Moore, ticket taker an supporter


    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.

    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.

     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.
    Back to Top


    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.
    Back to Top

    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

    Back to Top

    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
Back to Top

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.

Back to Top