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The American Legion Emblem

Legion Emblem

“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.”

Elements of the emblem

The rays of the sun

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The rays of the sun form the background of our proud emblem and suggests the Legion’s principles will dispel the darkness of violence and evil.

The wreath

wreath
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 might endure.

The star

star
The star, victory symbol of World War I, also symbolizes honor, glory and constancy. The letters “U.S.” leave no doubt as to the brightest star in the Legion’s star.

Outer rings

Outer Ring
The larger of two outer rings stands for the rehabilitation of our sick and disabled comrades. The smaller inside ring denotes the welfare of America’s children.

Inner rings

InnerRing
The smaller of two inner rings set upon the star represents service to our communities, states and the nation. The larger outer ring pledges loyalty to Americanism.

American Legion

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The words American Legion tie the whole together for truth, remembrance, constancy, honor, service, veterans’ affairs and rehabilitation, children and youth, loyalty, and Americanism.

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