American Legion John Ivens Post 42
Welcome to American Legion John Ivens Post 42 located in Grand Canyon, Arizona. Our
wonderful Post was chartered on January 19th, 1923. Since then Post 42 has been welcoming
VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Located in historic Grand Canyon, Arizona,
we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables
you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the
goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help,
war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers
nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts
worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states,
the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
The American Legion’s national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional offices
in Washington DC. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program
implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion’s standing national Commissions
and committees, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.
THE AMERICAN LEGION BIRTHDAY IS MARCH 15-17, 1919
Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
For God and Country
We associate 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
concentrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.