Preamble to the SAL National Constitution Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The
American Legion" 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 true spirit of
Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers 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 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 friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the
great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.