Program Objectives

A program of this scope encompasses many important objectives. Those objectives which the American Legion feels are most important include:

  • To develop civic leadership and pride in American citizenship.
  • To develop a keen interest in the detailed study of our government.
  • To develop in the young citizens of Tar Heel Boys’ State a full understanding of our American traditions and belief in the United States of America.
  • To develop in the young citizens a determination to maintain our form of government.

The final two objectives are taken from the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

    • “To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation…”
    • “To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy…”