Norwegian - American and Nordic Organizations in the United States
Many of our members also support other Norwegian American and Nordic organizations that reflect their unique blend of their ancestry. Often, a bridge to your past can provide you with a purpose to your future and we hope you embrace your Norwegian / Scandinavian heritage with membership in the Sons of Norway and other Nordic organizations.
One of our members has a mixed ancestry of Norwegian, Swedish and German and had the following message to others:
I grew up in a family, that like many other Americans, has a blend of different ethnic backgrounds. My father has a Norwegian and German heritage with an emphasis on the Norwegian ethnicity and traditions and my mother has a Swedish and Norwegian heritage with a emphasis on the Swedish. Our traditions for Christmas and other holidays were often a blend of Norwegian and Swedish and I think in hindsight, that it provided me with a greater understanding of who I was.
In addition to membership in the Sons of Norway, I am also a member of the VASA Order of America and provide support to other Nordic organizations. If I had to choose one organization to belong to in celebration of my heritage, it would be the Sons of Norway.