Regalia (Proper Wearing of Vest)
Please read By-laws Article VI – Regalia, Sections 1 – 9, listed below. Also attached is a photo of an appropriate vest.
Article VI — Regalia
Members of the IN ALR shall conform to all rules governing the wearing and display of IN ALR regalia and American Legion name and emblem. Violations of any rule shall subject the violator to suspension and expulsion as provided for in the IN ALR Constitution and By-laws.
Section 1. The sleeveless vest is the approved minimum article of clothing on which IN ALR regalia may be displayed, provided that rules applying to displays on the vest apply equally to sleeved garments including but not limited to jackets, T-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.
Section 2. The American Flag Patch shall be displayed on either side of the front of the vest providing that the stars on the patch are closest to the center of the chest and in the highest feasible position. No other patch or item shall be displayed above the American Flag.
Section 3. The emblem of The American Legion organization (TAL, SAL, and Auxiliary) that the IN ALR member is entitled to wear by virtue of membership therein shall be displayed on the left front breast of the vest.
Section 4. When displayed on the IN ALR vest, the IN ALR emblem back patch will be displayed in the center of the back.
Section 5. POW/MIA or POW/MIA/KIA patch will be worn on the right side of the vest in the highest possible position providing it does not go above the American Flag Patch.
Section 6. Vulgarity, scatology, profanity, and provocative verbiage and imagery (being verbiage and imagery intended to threaten, harass, insult or frighten non-members) shall not be displayed on any item simultaneously bearing the IN ALR emblem or an emblem of The American Legion; provided that questions concerning same shall be presented to and decided by The American Legion Department of Indiana’s American Legion Riders Committee.
Section 7. Nothing in this Article is to be construed as requiring an alteration, revision, replacement, re-design, or prohibition of methods or placement of regalia displayed by members in good standing prior to the adoption of this Constitution and By-laws, dated October 7, 2007.
Section 8. Regalia added to existing articles of clothing protected under Section 7 above shall conform to the provision of all other Sections of Article. VI.
Section 9. All regalia displayed in violation of Art. VI, Sections 1-7, shall be deemed a violation of this Constitution and By-Laws and subject the offending member to all suspension or expulsion at the discretion of the IN ALR Executive Committee.