American Legion Post 297

Sons of the Legion


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2023 - 2024 Sons of American Legion Squadron 297 Officers

                                 Commander                       Pete Colombo

                                 1st Vice                              Brad Parker

                                 2nd Vice                             Joe Colombo

                                 Adjutant                             Gordon Parker

                                 Financial Officer                Dr. Virgil L. Weideman

                                 Sergeant at Arms                 Eric Grainger                        

                                 Chaplain                            Tim Struttmann    

                                       Historian                            Phil Rubach

The Sons of the American Legion have chartered at Post 297 and are now officially Squadron 297. We received our Charter in July 2011 and as of 2024, we are 180+ members strong.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Sons, we are an organization founded in 1932 whose purpose is, but not limited to: 1.) Supporting veterans and their families  2.) Promoting Patriotism and Americanism 3.)  promoting programs which benefit the youth of our country.

If you are interesting in joining the Sons or just want more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Commander at

Q:Are you a son of a Veteran? Would you like to join The American Legion? Check your local American Legion Post where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest Veteran's organization. Complete the application and proudly become a SON OF THE LEGION.

Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Sons of The American Legion?

A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the Sons of The American Legion.

However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.

Preamble to the S.A.L. 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 associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and 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; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.


Sons of the American Legion Squadron 297

52 Week Cash Raffle

Beginning July 1, 2024


Donation of $100 per ticket

Winners are eligible EVERY week!

Only 500 tickets will be sold

Prize must be claimed within 90 days

Tickets available at the bar or from a Sons member


This raffle is one of our major fundraisers that allows us to fund various veterans' projects; various local community charities and youths; and scholarships for our young men and women within the American Legion family. It is through your generosity and support that we are able to be successful with our endeavors. Please visit us at and click on the Sons of Legion link to learn more about our organization. Should you have any questions, please contact the Commander at