Sons of the American Legion – Post 208, Kerrville, Texas
The beneficiary of the 2020 James Avery Invitational is the Sons of the American Legion – Post 208.
The SAL Post 208 has spent countless hours assisting Veterans in the Kerrville community. Examples of projects include; building decks & ramps at homes, purchasing & installing water heaters & other appliances, other household maintenance, and many other needs. See photos below.
The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as a program of The American Legion. The Sons of The American Legion is an organization of men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. During the 1930’s and early 1940’s. the Sons of The American Legion grew by leaps and bounds and were even featured in a Feature Film. With the Advent of World War II, many of the members became veterans and joined The American Legion. As a result, the membership of the Sons of The American Legion’s membership fell and the program was all but forgotten. In the late 1960’s the Sons of The American Legion saw a reemergence and today has a membership of over 300,000 members. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The American Legion Family.
All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship. The Sons of The American Legion assist Legionnaires members and American Legion Auxiliary with The American Legion Family programs.