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SAL Monthly Meetings are the 4th Monday of the Month, 7pm, at the Legion

The Backus American Legion, Sons of the American Legion (SAL) exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires and various entities in our local communities. 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 Backus SAL contribute to the combined membership of nearly 4.2 million members of the Legion Family (Legion, SAL & Auxiliary). The Backus SAL embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace, and along with the Backus Legion; the SAL solidly stands behind America and is extremely supportive of the local community through the many services and fundraising efforts activities. The SALs fundraising efforts and proceeds are distributed back into the community.  The following illustrates the fundraising events that are planned and operated by the SAL, and the many worthwhile causes they support:

  • Good Friday Fish Fry

  • October Fish Fry, Legion Fundraiser for Backus Fire & Rescue

  • SAL Raffle


Fundraising efforts support:

  • Delivery of two $1,000.00 scholarships to the graduating class at Pine River-Backus (PRB) High School

  • Donations to the Pine River and Hackensack Food Shelves

  • The Tigers Den food shelf at PRB High School

  • An annual donation to The Warehouse, an after-school program for PRB students


The Backus American Legion SAL has achieved its own unique identity through its many endeavors illustrated above. Like the Legion, the SALs successes have provided viable community support, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans.  The Backus SAL accomplishes all its endeavors with dedicated volunteers.​

​If interested in learning more, or how to become a member, please contact the Backus Legion

Criteria for Membership: 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 I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, 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.

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