United States FlagThe object of this organization
shall be as set forth in the
National Constitution of The American Legion.


“For God and Country,

we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations 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 the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safe guard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.”


Department Constitution and By Laws

The Constitution of The American Legion Department of Pennsylvania as amended by the 101st Department Convention.


Click Here to download a copy of the Standardized Post By-Laws

Standardized Post By-Laws as amended by the 99th Department Convention.

Home Association

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Home Associations: A guide to organization and operation

While Home Associations have existed in the Department of Pennsylvania for decades, they are not recognized or addressed by the national organization. The American Legion recognizes only Departments and Posts. Departments have authority to create intermediate bodies between the Posts and the Department to act as a liaison between such organizations and for the purpose of promoting the programs of the American Legion. County, District and Sectional units fall within this authority. Prior to the July 2004 convention of The American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, no formal authorization for the formation of Home Associations existed within the Department of Pennsylvania.