Sons Of The American Legion

“Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of Veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as Sons of The American Legion”

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 1084 is an energetic group of men working to strengthen the Four Pillars of The American Legion. We support and participate in activities that place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improve the quality of life for our nation’s children, care for veterans and their families, and teach the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Sons are permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities and to determine the extent of our services to the community, state, and nation. We are always mindful of our primary mission – to strengthen the Four Pillars of The American Legion – in all that we do.

To this end Squadron 1084 conducts several fundraising events throughout the year. Proceeds are used to support veteran causes and services to those in need as determined by the Squadron. Recent fundraising events have included our popular cooked corn booth at the Taste of Roselle festival; selling Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches; indoor and outdoor bean bag tournaments; and two Fish Fry nights. .

Squadron 1084 has recently supported the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Facility, American Legion National Emergency Fund, Child Welfare Foundation, Edward Hines VA Hospital, and Elmhurst Elks Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner. We hold an annual luncheon for veterans at the James A Lovell Federal Health Care Facility in North Chicago, Illinois.

Squadron members work hand in hand participating with Post 1084 Legion Family members to assist with their programs and activities including Color Guard, Poppy Days, Gifts To The Yanks, North Chicago Luncheon and Picnic, Lenten Fish Frys, School Citizenship Awards, Legion Family Scholarships, Boys State, Flags for Roselle, American English Veterans Concert, and many other activities.

We are the Home Squadron of Past Detachment of Illinois Commander Mark E. Melone

Membership in the Sons of The American Legion is a wonderful way to honor your, father, grandfather, or great grandfather’s service to our country!

General Squadron Meetings are held on the Third

Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
American Legion Northwest DuPage Post 1084
344 E. Maple, Roselle, IL 60172

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2018 – 2019

  • Commander – Michael Vozar
  • Senior Vice – Don Gieseke
  • Junior Vice – Ed Borzelleca
  • Adjutant – Mark Melone
  • Finance Officer – Robert Drexler
  • Judge Advocate – Mark Melone
  • Sergeant At Arms – Don Hoarle
  • Chaplain – Dave Schiesl
  • Service Officer – Joe Riha
Mark E. Melone 1998-2001
Harold Heidenreich 2001-2003
Dan Hendrickson 2003-2005
Thomas Schramm 2005-2007
Lars Peterson 2007-2008
Bob Dreksler 2008-2010
Robert Knorrek 2010-2012
Ed Borzelleca 2012-2014
Dave Schiesl 2014-2016
Don Hoarle 2016-2018