Sons of the American Legion chartered at Marrs-Meyer Post

Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991 in Worth was recently issued a charter for the Sons of The American Legion - Squadron 991.

Newly appointed officers are Rick Nolan, adjutant (from left), Ed Dombrowski, chaplain, Tim Shamasko, sergeant-at-arms, Mark Jezior, senior vice commander and Glenn Kraemer, squadron commander.

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. SAL members include males 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.

The SAL's mission: to strengthen the four pillars of The American Legion. Therefore, squadrons' campaigns place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship. Since 1988, SAL has raised more than $5 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. SAL members have volunteered over 250,000 hours at veterans hospitals and raised over $915,688 for VA hospitals and VA homes. The Sons also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.

Glenn Kraemer states, "I'm honored to have been appointed Squadron Commander of our charter membership. We already have twenty-five new members and we're growing. I look forward to working with our membership locally, as well as nationally, to help raise funds and awareness of many worthy programs supported by The American Legion family."

For more information or to join The Sons of The American Legion - Squadron 991, contact Marrs- Meyer Post 991 at 448-7006 or visit the Post at 11001 S. Depot St. in Worth.