36 U.S. Code § 153102 - Purposes
PurposesThe purposes of the corporation are patriotic, historical, and educational, and include—
(1) perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence by—
preserving documents and relics and the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots; and
carrying out the injunction of Washington, in his farewell address to the American people, “to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge,” thus developing an enlightened public opinion and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens;
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