36 U.S. Code § 170303 - Purposes

§ 170303.
The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation and include—
upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States;
collating, preserving, and encouraging the study of historical episodes, chronicles, mementos, and events pertaining to “The Day of Infamy, 7 December 1941”, and in particular those memories and records of patriotic service performed by the heroic Pearl Harbor survivors and nonsurvivors;
shielding from neglect the graves, past and future, of those who served at Pearl Harbor on that day;
stimulating communities and political subdivisions into taking more interest in the affairs and future of the United States to keep our Nation alert;
fighting unceasingly for our national security to protect the United States from enemies within and without our borders;
preserving the American way of life and fostering the spirit and practice of Americanism; and
instilling love of country and flag and promoting soundness of mind and body in the youth of our Nation.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



Oct. 7, 1985, Pub. L. 99–119, § 3, 99 Stat. 498.

Before clause (1), the word “objects” is omitted as unnecessary.


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