The American Legion Department of Vermont
126 State Street, PO Box 396
Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0396  Telephone: 802-223-7131

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In the Preamble to the American Legion Constitution, which we recite at the beginning of every meeting, we pledge ourselves to ten purposes, among which are: (1) to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; (2) to maintain law and order; (3) to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; (5) to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation; and (8) to promote peace and good-will on earth.

To this end, we strive to maintain law and order in our homes, Posts and communities. We also honor those "unsung heros" of our lives - the paid and unpaid law officers, firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics - who give unselfishly of themselves every day that we might have freedom and protection from harm.

The hours that they give are often "above and beyond the call of duty", and frequently they are not compensated at a fair market value. Their families also give of themselves in this effort, as many hours are spent away from home in their professional dedication to their fellow man.

44th Annual Vermont American Legion Law Cadet Program
that was completed on June 27, 2014
Each year two cadets attending the program are selected by their peers as the Vermont American Legion Vincelette Spirit Award Winners.
The two individuals selected this year were:

 Kaitlin Pierpont of Chelsea, Vermont
Aidan Reardon of Calais, Vermont

These young adults epitomized this year’s graduating class.

(click on the picture below for our revised brochure)


Past award recipients

2014 – Sgt. Mark Carignan
Brattleboro Police Department 
2013  Chief Christopher Brickell of Brandon
2012 - Chief Bradley LaRose
2011 – Chief Paul J. Doucette of Shaftsbury
2010 – Greg J. Eckhardt, Sr. Game Warden of Poultney
2009 – Sgt. Thomas A. Mozzer, VT State Police, Rutland
2008 – Hugh O’Donnell, Vermont State Police
2007 – Patrol Officer George Merkel, Middlebury Police Dept.
2006 – Officer Matthew S. Wilson, Chester Police Department
2005 – Sgt Tracy Simon, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept.
2004 – Gordon Marcelle, Game Warden – Waitsfield, VT