The 13th District, Department of Illinois of the American Legion
We are ... "Still serving America!"
We meet at various Posts in our district throughout the year,
please see the Events page for location, dates and times.
The American Legion
Welcome to the 13th District - The American Legion Thirteenth District, Department of Illinois is one of 25 Districts that call Illinois home. Geographically we encompass most of Northwest Illinois with 40 Posts in Carroll County, Jo Daviess County, Lee County, Ogle County, Stephenson County and Whiteside County and three main groups makeup what we call the Legion Family. The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion. While we strive to work as a family, each supporting the activities and programs of the others, each is in fact a separate entity with its own Charter, By-Laws and governing rules.
Join The American Legion
Generally Speaking: We work to support Active Duty personnel, Veterans of all branches, the education and well being of children and our community at large. Emphasis is placed on the importance of responsible citizenship. Interested in joining us? Check out the Legion, Auxiliary and SAL pages for eligibility information by using the web links to the right and go directly to our State and National sites.
If you are looking for fellowship, want to help your community, want to help our servicemen and women and our veterans, or just shoot the breeze with a great bunch of old servicemen and women, come on out an join us!
Find a Post near your home by typing in your ZIP Code using the lookup tool on the National Find a Post page. Click Here to go there.
Our Preamble Says it All
Preamble to the 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; 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 goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
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