36 U.S. Code § 230503 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation, constitution, and bylaws and include a commitment—
(1) to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States;
(2) to foster improvement of the condition of Vietnam-era veterans;
(3) to promote the social welfare (including educational, economic, social, physical, and cultural improvement) of Vietnam-era veterans and other veterans in the United States by encouraging their growth, development, readjustment, self-respect, self-confidence, and usefulness;
(4) to improve conditions for Vietnam-era veterans and develop channels of communication to assist Vietnam-era veterans;
(5) to conduct and publish research, on a nonpartisan basis, pertaining to—
(A) the relationship between Vietnam-era veterans and American society;
(B) the Vietnam war experience;
(C) the role of the United States in securing peaceful coexistence for the world community; and
(D) other matters that affect the educational, economic, social, physical, or cultural welfare of Vietnam-era veterans, other veterans, and their families;
(6) to assist disabled Vietnam-era veterans and other veterans in need of assistance and the dependents and survivors of those veterans; and
(7) to consecrate the efforts of the members of the corporation, and Vietnam-era veterans generally, to mutual helpfulness and service to their country.


(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1486.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
May 23, 1986, Pub. L. 99–318, § 3, 100 Stat. 474.

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

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