All males 14 years old or older who subscribe to the purpose and objects of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans are welcome to join the order. There are two categories of membership: “Heritage” and “Associate,” but those who are a son of a veteran, son-in-law, or stepson, are recognized as a “Real Son.”
As stated in our 2017 revised constitution: “….to perpetuate the memory of the services of the veterans of the Spanish-American War era, which includes the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition; 1898-1903.”
Please download the membership application below, fill it out and submit it to our National Registrar: Wayne F. Wehrheim 1807 16thStreet, PO Box 326 Viola, IL 61486-0326; Tel. 309-373-7562 & e-mail email@example.com Together with a check for $15.00 made out to: “Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.”
Tim Mabee, National President
17 Killarney Court
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-7501
About the SSAWV
The SSAWV is a patriotic and fraternal heritage organization. Founded in 1927, it is non-profit, non-partisan, and non-sectarian. The Sons of Spanish American War Veterans was organized in the Spring of 1927. The tenets of the organization are to perpetuate the memories of the men who served honorably in the War with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief Expedition; to carry on the fight for adequate and equitable legislation for the Veterans of ’98 and for those widows and dependent minors in State and National Legislatures; and to concentrate their strength behind drives to keep this a land where the ideals of Washington, Lincoln, and the Veterans own McKinley might always hold sway.