Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion

For God and Country we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:

  • To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;

  • To maintain Law and Order;

  • To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;

  • To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all Wars;

  • To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the Community, State and Nation;

  • To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;

  • To make right the Master of Might;

  • To promote Peace and Goodwill on earth;

  • To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of Justice, Freedom and Democracy;

  • To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.