36 U.S. Code § 20903 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles of incorporation and include—
(1) encouraging fraternity for the common good;
(2) fostering patriotism and loyalty;
(3) assisting widows and orphans of deceased ex-prisoners of war;
(4) assisting ex-prisoners of war who have been injured or disabled as a result of their service;
(5) maintaining allegiance to the United States;
(6) preserving and defending the United States from all enemies; and
(7) maintaining historical records.


(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1290.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
Aug. 10, 1982, Pub. L. 97–234, § 3, 96 Stat. 261.

Before clause (1), the words “objects and” are omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (5), the words “of America” are omitted for consistency.

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

36 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large

This is a list of parts within the Code of Federal Regulations for which this US Code section provides rulemaking authority.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.

36 CFR - Parks, Forests, and Public Property



LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.