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Charles Harbel Squadron 892

Sons of the American Legion

Chartered Since May 10, 1937

Who we are:

The Sons of The American Legion (SAL) is an organization of The American Legion established in 1933 in Portland, Ore. Our Squadron was chartered in 1937. Since then, the Sons have assisted The American Legion with its programs and activities. We are a service organization, affiliated with Charles Harbel Post 892 Allegany American Legion. We have a five point program of service which is:

Patriotism - Love of the flag, love of country and respect for our Veterans for their service

Citizenship - Individual obligation of citizenship

Discipline - Respect for and obedience to rules

Leadership - Participation in group activities

Legionism - Knowledge of The American Legion

What we do:

We are more than just a membership, we have worked to promote children and youth programs, including providing scholarships for deserving Allegany/Limestone seniors through our annual Richard Straub Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsoring other sports programs and donations through different fund raising events. Honoring our Veterans by donating time and money to our Veterans at the VA and other Veteran related programs, decorating the graves of our service veterans. and Honoring them with our participation in the Legion Honor Guard at graveside. We also promote respect for our country and flag, through school flag day ceremonies, flag retirement ceremonies.

Who is eligible:

All male descendants, adopted sons, stepsons of members of The American Legion, veterans who served with an honorable discharge or died during service during WW1, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1 of the National Constitution of the American Legion.

Further Information:

A yearly fee for membership is $5.00 for sons 16 years of age or younger and $20.00 for all others. We have just added an amendment to our constitution which now states: Sons members, 70 years of age or older who have at least 5 years of continuous membership will have lifetime memberships paid for by the Squadron starting with the 2015-2016 membership year.

Applications are available on this site or from any SAL member or at the Post.
Meetings are held at 7PM on the fourth Wednesday of the month at The Allegany American Legion at 4350 NYS Route 417 in Allegany.

Sons of The Legion Application (pdf)

Scholarship Applications: College Award Application.pdf Straub Award Application.pdf

Officers for 2018/2019:
Commander James Kupiec
1st Vice Commander, Open.
2nd Vice Commander, Lynn Lippert
3rd Vice Commander, Open
Adjutant, Hans Sendlakowski
Chaplain, Archie Wood
Historian, Mike Mooney
Treasurer, Tom Lippert
Sgt. At Arms, Gary Phearsdorf
Advisor, Matt Lippert Sr.

Ongoing Events

Wednesday Nights Bar Food With recent resignations in the SONS, we have Cancelled until further notice our preparing food for Wednesday nights.


The post newsletter is now available by email each month, sign up at bar or contact any member.

The Squadron can now be contacted by Email at

We are now welcoming the formation of the " American Legion Riders of Allegany Post 892"

"If you own a motorcycle, like to ride, and are a Post, Auxiliary or Sons member please consider joining our group of patriotic motorcycle riders" Information on joining is available at the bar or from any American Legion Rider member