Mission Statement

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The American Legion strives to promote a better understanding of the principles of democracy and to inculcate among all people a higher appreciation of the benefits of American citizenship.
To serve the needs of all veterans and their families.
To fulfill our commitment to community, state and nation

OUR VISION STATEMENT

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization founded on the values, contributions and sacrifices, of those who have answered the Nations call to arms, therefore we must:
Respond to quality of life needs of all veterans and their families,
Prepare each generation to meet its citizenship obligations,
Maintain a strong national defense,
Perpetuate the principles of government embodied in the United States Constitution,
Be a values-based organization committee to serving God, country, community and every veteran today, tomorrow and throughout the 21st Century.

Preamble to the 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.