36 U.S. Code § 100103 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include—
(1) giving patriotic allegiance to the United States, fidelity to the Constitution and laws of the United States, and support to the security of civil liberty and permanence of free institutions;
(2) stimulating patriotism in the minds of Americans by encouraging the study of the history of the United States;
(3) ensuring the preservation and defense of the United States from all enemies without reservation;
(4) preserving the memories and records of patriotic service performed by men and women who served in the Armed Forces, by gathering, collating, editing, publishing, and exhibiting the memorabilia, information, records, military awards, decorations, and citations of those who served in the Armed Forces;
(5) promoting peace, prosperity, and good will between the peoples of the United States and Italy; and
(6) functioning as a veterans’ and patriotic organization as authorized by the laws of each State in which it is incorporated.


(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1365.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
Nov. 20, 1981, Pub. L. 97–82, § 3, 95 Stat. 1091.

Before clause (1), the word “objects” is omitted as included in “purposes”.

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