Ray A. Master Post 217

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.

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