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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 per cent Americanism; 
  • to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great 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 good will 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.