American Legion Post 297

 

 

 

 

 

Sons of the Legion

 

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Welcome

SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION SQUADRON 297

2020 - 2021 Sons of American Legion Squadron 297 Officers

                                 Commander                       Jim LaVenture

                                 1st Vice                               Curt Landrum

                                 2nd Vice                              Keith Brinker

                                 Adjutant                              Roger Gansmann

                                 Treasurer                            Dr. Virgil L. Weideman

                                 Sergeant at Arms                  Pete Columbo                        

                                 Chaplain                             Tim Struttmann    

                                      Historian                             Derek Vonseng

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 March 2014, we are 149 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 Commander Jim LaVenture at sonsofamericanlegion@post297.com

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.


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2020/2021 Gun Raffle Information Flyer

2020/2021 Raffle Winners

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Make sure you purchase your gun raffle tickets by April 30th, 2021 in order to be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing for the gun pictured below!

Ruger 26925 American 6.5 Creedmoor 3+1 22" GoWild Camo I-M Brush Bronze Cerakote

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Sons Squadron 297 is kicking off the 2021/2022 gun raffle!  Click on the link below for a flyer with the guns which will be available for the drawings starting in May 2021. 

2021/2022 Gun Raffle Information Flyer

To view the order of the guns in the drawing and check for winners, click on the link below.

2021/2022 Raffle Winners

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UPCOMING SONS EVENTS

 

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The Sons Annual Shamrock Run/Walk 2018 Had It All This Year!

Two Legs!

Four Legs!

Wheels!

Please visit the Photo Gallery on the Post 297 main page to view photos of the 2018 Run/Walk under the Sons 5K Run/Walk 2018 folder.  You will need to scroll to the right of all the folders at the top of the page to get to it.  Lots of smiles there!

WINNERS OF THE SONS' 5K RUN ON MARCH 17, 2018

           Ladies, 0 – 19 years old                                                                     Men, 0 – 19 years old

          1st    Josie Landrum                                                                                 1st   Nate Bagley
                                                                                                                        2nd  Ray Hoeft
                                                                                    

          Ladies, 20 – 29 years old                                                                     Men, 20 – 29 years old

          1st    Jenny Reed                                                                                      1st   Andrew Muench
          2nd    Meaghan Villihard                                                                                

          Ladies, 30 – 39 years old                                                                     Men, 30 – 39 years old

          1st    Mackenzie Stallmann                                                                        1st   Nick Hoeing
          2nd   Andrea Brueggemann                                                                      2nd  Aaron Gerding
          3rd    Melissa Frick                                                                                    3rd  Robbie Hamer
        

          Ladies, 40 – 49 years old                                                                    Men, 40 – 49 years old

          1st    Tracy Unnerstall                                                                                1st    Jay Chappell
          2nd    Belinda Becker                                                                                 2nd    Chris Schmuke
          3rd    Margaret Miller                                                                                
                                                                                                                           

          Ladies, 50 – 59 years old                                                                     Men, 50 – 59 years old

           1st    Karen Berra                                                                                                                                   
           2nd   Lora Tyler                                                                                

           3rd Noel Bagley  

 

 

 

 

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Snow?  We Don't Care About a Little Snow!!

Many more pictures in the Photo Gallery section under Sons 5K Run/Walk 2017!

 

WINNERS OF THE SONS' 5K RUN ON MARCH 11, 2017

           Ladies, 0 – 19 years old                                                                     Men, 0 – 19 years old

          1st    Samantha Brown                                                                           1st   Ben Stowe
          2nd   Caroline Mitana                                                                               2nd  Nathan Babley
          3rd    Gracie Hoeing                                                                                3rd   Steven Mitana

          Ladies, 20 – 29 years old                                                                     Men, 20 – 29 years old

          1st    Casey Julius                                                                                    1st    Aaron Gerding
          2nd    Isabel Stowe                                                                                   2nd   Jeff Kessels

          Ladies, 30 – 39 years old                                                                     Men, 30 – 39 years old

          1st    Christa Buchanan                                                                            1st    Nick Hoeing
          2nd   Melissa Frick
          3rd    Crystal Smith
          4th    Kristen Wideman
          5th    Kate Schroeder

          Ladies, 40 – 49 years old                                                                    Men, 40 – 49 years old

          1st    Belinda Becker                                                                                1st    Jay Chappell
          2nd    Traci Whitacre                                                                               2nd    Timothy Buchanon
          3rd    Kim LaBoube                                                                                  3rd    Shane Eckert
          4th    Victoria Mitana                                                                                4th    Chris Schmuke

          Ladies, 50 – 59 years old                                                                     Men, 50 – 59 years old

           1st    Sherri Miller                                                                                    1st    Ed Stowe
                                                                                                                        2nd   John Metcalf

                                                                                                     Men, 60+ years old

                                                                                                                        1st    Mark Spann

            Ladies                                                                                                   Men

           1st  Overall:  Samantha Brown                                                                  1st Overall:   Jay Chappell
           2nd Overall:  Christa Buchanan                                                                 2nd Overall:  Aaron Gerding
           3rd Overall:   Melissa Frick                                                                         3rd Overall:   Timothy Buchanon