"There shines the Emblem of The American Legion, it is your badge of
distinction, honor and service. It stands for God and Country, and the
highest rights of man. Of its several parts, each has a meaning."
The Rays of the Sun form the background of our proud Emblem, and
suggest that the Legion's principles will dispel the darkness of
violence and evil.
The Wreath forms the center, in loving memory of those brave comrades
who gave their lives in the service of the United States, that liberty
The Star - victory symbol of World War I, signalizes as well honor,
glory and constancy. The letters U.S. leave no doubt as to the
brightest star in the Legion's star.
Large Rings, the outer one stands for the rehabilitation of our sick
and disabled buddies. The inner one denotes the welfare of America's
Two Small Rings set upon the star. The outer pledges loyalty and
Americanism. The inner is for service to our communities, our states
and the Nation.
The words "American Legion" tie the whole together for truth,
remembrance, constancy, honor, service, veterans affairs and
rehabilitation, children and youth, loyalty, and Americanism.