36 U.S. Code § 230102 - Purposes

§ 230102.
Purposes
The purposes of the corporation are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational, and are—
(1)
to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members;
(2)
to assist worthy comrades;
(3)
to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans;
(4)
to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws;
(5)
to foster true patriotism;
(6)
to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and
(7)
to preserve and defend the United States from all enemies.
(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1481; Pub. L. 107–242, § 2, Oct. 16, 2002, 116 Stat. 1497; Pub. L. 113–199, § 1(b), Dec. 4, 2014, 128 Stat. 2058.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

230102

36:113.

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

Amendments

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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