Every part of The American Legion emblem has meaning. The emblem is laid upon the rays of the sun – giver of life, warmth and courage, and foe of the cold, darkness, fear and apprehension. In turn, each of the emblem’s parts bears a meaning which no Legionnaire who wears the emblem should take lightly, and which he or she should know from the first moment it is put on. Why does the star signify constancy of purpose? Because the stars are fixed in the heavens. As the stars do not wander, so should The American Legion not wander from its fixed purposes. Further, the words “The American Legion” demand that the wearer “shall ever guard the sanctity of home and country and free institutions.” There shines the emblem of The American Legion – your badge of pride, distinction, honor and service.