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 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 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.
About the Legion
The American Legion, Inc., is a U.S. wartime veterans organization formed in Paris, on February 16, 1919, by three officers of the American Expeditionary Forces The American Legion was chartered by the U.S. Congress on September 16, 1919.
About the Auxiliary
Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. With a membership of 3/4 million, local American Legion Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 8,600 communities nationwide.
About the Sons
The Sons of the American Legion is a patriotic service organization formed on September 12–15, 1932. The S.A.L. is made up of male descendants of people who served in the United States Armed Forces during times specified by the American Legion.