36 U.S. Code § 130102. Purposes
The purposes of the corporation are—
to perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the men who saved the Union in 1861 to 1865;
to assist in every practicable way in preserving, and making available for research, documents and records pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic and its members;
to teach patriotism, the duties of citizenship, the true history of our country, and the love and honor of our flag;
to oppose every tendency or movement that would weaken loyalty to, destroy, or impair our constitutional Union; and
to inculcate and broadly sustain the American principles of representative government, equal rights, and impartial justice for all.