I do of my own free and accord, solemnly promise and declare that: I will bear true allegiance -- to the Constitution of the United States of America -- and will always be loyal thereto. I do further solemnly promise and declare -- that I will comply with the Congressional Charter -- By-Laws and Ritual of this order -- and I will always be loyal thereto -- that I never wrong or defraud this organization -- nor a member thereof -- nor permit any wrong to be done to either -- if in my power to prevent it. I will never propose for membership -- any person not eligible -- nor one whom I know to be unworthy. I will never make known to anyone -- not authorized to receive it -- any of the work of this order. Should my affiliation -- the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States -- cease in any way -- I will consider this pledge -- as binding outside of the order -- as though I had remained a member of same. All this I promise and pledge -- upon the honor of a true comrade -- and citizen of our great republic.
I attest that I am a citizen of the United States, that my Campaign Service was Honorable, and that I have never subsequently been discharged from the Military Service under dishonorable conditions. I also certify that (1) I am entitled to a Campaign Ribbon or Medal authorized by the U.S. Government based on my overseas service or; (2) I have Served overseas in Korea or; (3) I have received Imminent Danger/Hostile Fire Pay. I further give authority to the Veterans of Foreign Wars to verify Honorable Overseas Service entitling me to Membership.