The Golden Lion, the OSIA symbol
The Creed of the Order Sons of Italy in America


We Believe in the Government of the United States of America as the Government of the people,
by the people, and for the people, and promise to obey and uphold it's Constitution and Laws.

We Believe in Government by orderly process and reject any doctrine that tends to subvert
constituted governmental and authority.

We Believe in filial affection and respect for the Land of our For fathers whose heritage is
our highest contribution to America's progress.

We Believe in the Brotherhood of man and promise to assist our fellow members, to care for
the orphans, to extend our helping hand to the widows and to comfort those in distress.

We Believe in equal rights and duties for all; in equality of opportunity in the enjoyment
of the benefits of human association extended to all with out discrimination.

We Believe in freedom of thought, conscience and education and stand for individual liberty
in the performance of duties and in the exercise of rights under the Constitution and laws
of our Country and State.

We Believe in the future progress and expansion of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America
as the beneficial agent of all Americans of Italian birth or descent for their recognition
and welfare, and promise to contribute to the moral, intellectual and material progress of
our fellow members, and to support the programs of the Order and all its activities for
the welfare of our Country, our Order, and the Community in which we live.