Sons of American Legion

sons-of-the-american-legion-logo-emblem-scaleFounded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.

S.A.L. membership is open to all male descendants, step sons and adopted sons of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.

With over 10,000 members in Minnesota, SAL has an ever growing role in the Legion family, providing volunteer and monetary support to patriotic and youth activities throughout the state.

Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, S.A.L. is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in S.A.L. The monthly meeting is held on the third Tuesday of the month at 18:00 hours.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

btyrlogoWhat is Beyond the Yellow Ribbon?

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources.

For more information on Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, call 952-923-5014 or by e-mail at:


40-8What is the 40 & 8

La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux is an independent, by invitation, honor organization of male and female U. S. veterans, more commonly known as the Forty & Eight.

The Forty & Eight is committed to charitable and patriotic aims.  Our purpose is to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, to promote the well being of veterans and their widows and orphans, and to actively participate in selected charitable endeavors, which include programs that promote child welfare and nurse’s training.

Grumpy Old Men of Post 1776

The “Grumpy Old Men” group is a subset of American Legion Post 1776, and continues to thrive and gain new members.  The “Grumpy’s” are involved in many things that happen at the Apple Valley American Legion Post.  They continue to meet each Thursday at 0900 for coffee, rolls and fellowship.

It’s a great opportunity to socialize with fellow veterans who have a common bond in service to our Nation.  In addition to the regular social meetings that are held each Thursday, some social events are held periodically with wives or significant others.  During the year, several buffet dinners are held at the Post…we even have a potluck and BBQ during the summer!

Veterans who are seeking the fellowship of other veterans, are invited to attend the meetings of the Grumpy Old Men.  It’s an easy way to meet and make new friends.   There is nothing in civilian life that is equivalent to the fellowship and camaraderie that is shared by all when veterans get together for a social event.

See you next Thursday at 0900!

“There is nowhere I would rather be than in the presence of the men and women of our Armed Forces.”  as stated by our former President of the United States George W. Bush.

Post 1776 American Legion Riders

The Post 1776 American Legion Riders meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm.


If you are interested in joining the riders, please contact  Bob Sletten.