Master Sergeant Mario Enrique Gonzales Acker
  Guatemala Post # 2 Antigua Guatemala

…to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan…


American Legion Preamble to the Constitution


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.