Membership in the Sons of The American Legion decreased in 2020, likely in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the first time in decades that SAL membership didn’t increase year over year.
As of Dec. 31, 2020, there were 363,313 members of the SAL, down from 375,540 at the end of 2019 — a 3.3 percent decrease in total membership.
The 2020 membership renewal rate was 87.09 percent, with 327,051 renewals reported as of Dec. 31.
Eight detachments achieved all-time highs for membership in 2020: Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. Those eight and 12 other detachments — Hawaii, Philippines, Idaho, Alabama, Louisiana, France, Montana, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Tennessee, and Illinois — achieved 100 percent membership by Dec. 31.
Upcoming SAL membership target dates are:
Jan. 21, 60 percent.
Feb. 10, 75 percent.
March 10, 80 percent.
April 14, 90 percent.
May 12, 100 percent.
July 28, 105 percent.
SAL membership reports are available here.