AMERICAN LEGION POST 397

of Creve Coeur, Missouri, 63141

IN Saint Louis County

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SQUADRON 397


VIEW OUR CALENDAR PAGE FOR 2019(CLICK HERE)

VIEW OUR G. I. JOE BREAKFAST PHOTOS FEB. 9, 2019

VIEW LEGION 100TH BIRTHDAY POSTER HERE 


CARDINAL HALF-PRICE TICKETS FOR POW-MIA REMEMBRANCE DAY! (CHECK INFO HERE) 

CLICK HERE FOR AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM


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

  • FEBRUARY 2019
    7   LEGION MEETING, 7:00PM
    9   G. I. JOE BREAKFAST, 8AM - NOON
    11 AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:00PM
    13  QUILTING
    19  QUEEN OF HEARTS RAFFLE KICKOFF  6:00PM.  COME EARLY TO BUY TICKETS.
    25 SAL & RIDERS MEETING, 6-7PM
    26 HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING, 7:00PM
    27 QUILTING

    MARCH 2019 16
    6   LENT STARTS
    7   LEGION MEETING, 7:00PM
    8   FISH FRY STARTS FOR LENT
    11  AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
    15  FISH FRY
     
    16  ST PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATION
    20  QUILTING
    22  FISH FRY
    25  RIDERS AND SAL MEETINGS, 6 AND 7 PM
    26  HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING
    27  QUILTING

     

    WING NIGHT EVERY THURSDAY!

    QUILTING EVERY WEDNESDAY 9AM TILL NOON!

    FISH FRIES STARTING EVERY FRIDAY WITH ASH WEDNESDAY (3-6) AND ENDING ON GOOD FRIDAY (4-19)

    ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION ON MARCH16 WITH CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER
     


  • 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

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    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


    New Planter for our yard presented by Juan Castro and Al Katzenberger in honor of Knights of Rizal which is a Phillipine military organization.  Our members here are members of this organization.


    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 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.

     

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


    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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