American Legion Emblem

Our Emblem

 

 

            The emblem of the American Legion Auxiliary is a badge of distinction and honor.  It stands for God and Country and the highest rights of man.  It consists of several parts and each part has a meaning.

            The rays of sun that form the background stand for the principles of the American Legion Auxiliary, for Loyalty, Justice, Freedom and Democracy, dispelling the darkness of violence, strife and evil.  Unity and Loyalty are represented by the unbroken circle of blue.  The field of white exemplifies the hope of Freedom.  The star of blue is the emblem of service in war; it is no less the emblem of service in time of peace.

            The emblem of the American Legion Auxiliary is the emblem of Americanism.  Americanism is unity of love, singleness of allegiance, practicality of purpose, care of the distressed, education of children, all directed to the promotion of a common good.  It is the spirit of Americanism which shall ever preserve our land from stagnation, which is the death of peoples.  As members of the American Legion Auxiliary, we must preach and teach the religion of Americanism.

            We must not forget our obligations.  In the emblem of the American Legion Auxiliary, there is a great prophesy.  It is the promise of the defenders of the Republic bespeaking the fullest good for each in the betterment of all.

            Each member takes pride that the emblem she wears and the membership card she carries gives her privileges in the Unit, County, District, Department and the National organization.

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