Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

American Legion Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“The American Legion supports the Pledge of allegiance in its current form and is adamantly opposed to any and all attempts to revise it beyond the version that was approved by the Congress of the United States in 1954.”

www.legion.org (accessed Oct. 5, 2005)

Description:

“The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.”

American Legion website (accessed Mar. 6, 2008)

Mission:

“The preeminent voice for veterans”

American Legion website (accessed Mar. 6, 2008)

Other:
Non-profit