MEANING OF THE AMERICAN LEGION EMBLEM
1. 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
lives in the service of the United States, that liberty might endure.
THE STAR, victory symbol of WWI, signalizes as well honor, glory and constancy.
The letters U.S. leave no doubt as to the brightest star in the Legion's star.
TWO LARGE RINGS The outer one stands for the rehabilitation of our sick and disabled
The inner one denotes the welfare of America's children.
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,
honor, service, veterans affairs and rehabilitation, children and youth, loyalty, and Americanism.