An outstanding, well organized, perfectly executed and well publicized Community Service Program is one of the major responsibilities of every American Legion Post.
Regardless of the many other activities in your Post, COMMUNITY SERVICE MUST GO ON, in order to retain your prestige of intelligent leadership and to hold the position of being the most unselfish, active veterans organization in your community.
There are two aspects of Community Service; First, the ACTION program requiring pre-selection of the activity, planning, carry-out and completion; Second, the REACTION program is a spontaneous decision dictated by nature (floods, tornadoes, disasters, etc.) and our humanitarian response is dictated by the heart. It is the ACTION program that fulfills our obligation in the PREAMBLE to the Constitution of The American Legion in the words, "To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation."