36 U.S. Code § 21702. Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are—
(1)
to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States;
(2)
to promote peace and good will among the peoples of the United States and all the nations of the Earth;
(3)
to preserve the memories and incidents of the 2 World Wars and the other great hostilities fought to uphold democracy;
(4)
to cement the ties and comradeship born of service; and
(5)
to consecrate the efforts of its members to mutual helpfulness and service to their country.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

21702

36:43.

Sept. 16, 1919, ch. 59, § 3, 41 Stat. 285; Oct. 29, 1942, ch. 633, § 1, 56 Stat. 1012; July 26, 1955, ch. 386, § 1, 69 Stat. 379; Sept. 1, 1966, Pub. L. 89–550, § 1, 80 Stat. 371.

In clause (1), the words “of America” are omitted.