AMVETS Mission Statement: To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.
PREAMBLE TO AMVETS CONSTITUTION
We, the American Veterans who have service or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, and since World War II, fully realizing our responsibility to our community, to our state and to our nation, associate ourselves for the following purpose: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States to safeguard the principles of freedom, liberty and justice for all; to promote the cause of peace and goodwill among nations; to maintain inviolate the freedom of our Country to preserve the fundamentals of democracy; to perpetuate the friendship and association of these veteran; and, to dedicate ourselves to the causes of mutual assistance, this by the grace of God.
Post 1 Name- (Alvah R. Dravis): Alvah R. Dravis was born 19 January 1917, in Tacoma, WA. He served in the US Army (WW II) from 04/29/1942 to 12/26/1944. He was chapter member of AMVETS Post 1 in Tacoma, WA, served has the Post Commander in 1973 and also on the National Executive Committee member for AMVETS. Alvah retired from the US Postal Service. Alvah R. Dravis passed away 08 August 1991.