Americanism is an unfailing love of country; loyalty to its institutions and ideals; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and posterity.

Men and women returning from all quarters of the globe stand before our altars of comradeship, pledging loyalty to the nation and to one another.

Through the generations we give life to our impressive ritual, for it solemnly binds young and old who have fought for America on land, on sea and in the air.
Proceedings of the Stated Convention of the 34th National Encampment of the 34th United Spanish War Veterans.  Aug 21-25, 1932.