More to Come
Service to our veterans, their families and their communities is as solid a plan today, in a period of epoch-making change, as it was in 1919 when the founding fathers of The American Legion met in Paris.
They were true visionaries. Much of The American Legion’s success rests on its understanding that the fight for veterans rights - past, present or future - is never-ending. While our purposes may remain unchanged, our capabilities must not. The environment is changing; we must stay in front of that change to be the nation’s advocate for veterans.
For success we must continue to provide first rate service to our veterans in the next century, The basis for this blueprint is the Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion which was finalized at the St. Louis caucus in 1919 and reaffirmed at Minneapolis in 1994. This declaration reaffirmed the principles on which our great organization was developed
And the method for applying this blueprint for success to American Legion activities has not changed either. Personal contact at every level of leadership within The American Legion is the catalyst that has made us successful in the past and will make us successful in the future.
Since our founding fathers gave us a sound, clear focus, we need to build
on this direction as we seek every opportunity to excel in growth and
membership in the next century.
Since our founding fathers gave us a sound, clear focus, we need to build on this direction as we seek every opportunity to excel in growth and membership in the next century.