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.

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