36 U.S. Code § 230102 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational, and are—
(1) to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members;
(2) to assist worthy comrades;
(3) to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans;
(4) to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws;
(5) to foster true patriotism;
(6) to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and
(7) to preserve and defend the United States from all enemies.


(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1481; Pub. L. 107–242, § 2,Oct. 16, 2002, 116 Stat. 1497.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
May 28, 1936, ch. 471, § 3, 49 Stat. 1391.


2002—Pub. L. 107–242inserted “charitable,” before “and educational,” in introductory provisions.

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