Bill Ames, Lebanon County Commissioner presents a proclamaition to the Alexander Quinn SSAWV on their chartering. 2012

Alexander Quinn SSAWV Lebanon, PA

Junior Membership. A Junior Membership is available for both Hereditary and Associate; a Junior member shall be a male between the ages of five (5) and fourteen (14) years of age. Real Son's. Any prospective member submitting proof of membership qualifications and lineage that shows they are a Son, Son-in-law, or step son, of a veteran of the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, or the China Relief Expedition, may be granted a Real Sons membership, with all the same rights and privileges as any other member. Furthermore, Real Sons shall be exempt from payment of all recording fees, per capita dues, and special assessments.

Contact: James McAteer Past President

jmm_17068@yahoo.com for an application or call 717-228-0128

Types of Membership
Hereditary Membership. Eligibility to Hereditary Membership in the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans is open to male descendants (sons, grandsons, great-grandsons, nephews, grand nephews, great grand nephews, etc.) of Soldiers, Sailors, or Marines who were regularly mustered into United States Service and served honorably in, or were honorably discharged from, or died in the service of the Army or Navy of the United States, or an allied nation during the War With Spain, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition from February 15th, 1898, to July 4th, 1902. Membership applicants must be at least twelve (12)years of age and must not have been convicted of any heinous or notorious crime (felony). Associate Membership. Associate Memberships are available to those who do not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership, but who demonstrate a genuine interest in the War With Spain, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition from February 15th, 1898, to July 4th, 1902, and who can subscribe to the purposes and objects of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans, may become Associates. An Associate may vote and hold any office except that of National President; associates may not exceed more than one-third of the total membership of a camp at the time of election.