Summary of What We do

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 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.

The Four Pillars of Service of The American Legion
Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation National Security
Access to VA Care
Better Funding Formula
Support for Veterans with Special Needs
Career Opportunities
A GI Bill for a New Century
Employment and Business
Heroes to Hometowns
Volunteering
Final Respects
Strong National Defense
Military Quality of Life
Homeland Security
Foreign Relations
Full Accounting of POW/MIAs
Operation Comfort Warriors
Americanism Children & Youth
Flag Protection
Illegal Immigration
Voter Registration
and Participation
Boy Scouts
The Pledge of Allegiance
Establishment-Clause Lawsuits
Catastrophic Illness
Intellectual Disabilities
Immunization
Family Integrity
Media Violence
Drug Abuse
Child Sexual Exploitation