Cardinal Principles of The American Legion
The rehabilitation of all disabled vets
The care of the dependents of those who answered the ‘Final Call’
The care of those who are now suffering from wounds, disease, and want
the education of our children … and service to the community, state, and nation.

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Preamble of 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 an 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 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.