Preamble (American Legion Constitution)

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.