Legion symbol

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.

The legionnaire pledge:

‘I, (here give your name), ‘Do solemnly pledge ‘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;  ‘To all of which I pledge myself  ‘For God and Country.  ‘I am not a member and do not subscribe  ‘To the principles of any group  ‘Opposed to our form of government.

Have a great homecoming everyone.

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