The American Legion's value principles are as follows:
A VETERAN IS A VETERAN
The American Legion embraces all current and former members of the military and endeavors to help them transition into their communities.
The American Legion celebrates all who contribute to something larger than themselves and inspires others to serve and strengthen America.
AMERICAN VALUES AND PATRIOTISM
The American Legion advocates for upholding and defending the United States Consitution, equal justice and opportunity for everyone and discrimination against no one, youth education, responsible citizenship, and honoring military service by observing and participating in memorial events.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The American Legion meets the unique needs of local communities.
ADVANCING THE VISION
The American Legion educates, mentors, and leads new generations of Americans.
HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US
The American Legion pays perpetual respect for all past military sacrifices to ensure they are never forgotten by new generations.