36 U.S. Code § 230102 - Purposes

§ 230102.
The purposes of the corporation are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational, and are—
to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members;
to assist worthy comrades;
to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans;
to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws;
to foster true patriotism;
to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and
to preserve and defend the United States from all enemies.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



May 28, 1936, ch. 471, § 3, 49 Stat. 1391.


2014—Par. (3). Pub. L. 113–199 substituted “surviving spouses” for “widows”.

2002—Pub. L. 107–242 inserted “charitable,” before “and educational,” in introductory provisions.


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