36 U.S. Code § 230503 - Purposes

§ 230503.
The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation, constitution, and bylaws and include a commitment—
to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States;
to foster improvement of the condition of Vietnam-era veterans;
to promote the social welfare (including educational, economic, social, physical, and cultural improvement) of Vietnam-era veterans and other veterans in the United States by encouraging their growth, development, readjustment, self-respect, self-confidence, and usefulness;
to improve conditions for Vietnam-era veterans and develop channels of communication to assist Vietnam-era veterans;
(5) to conduct and publish research, on a nonpartisan basis, pertaining to—
the relationship between Vietnam-era veterans and American society;
the Vietnam war experience;
the role of the United States in securing peaceful coexistence for the world community; and
other matters that affect the educational, economic, social, physical, or cultural welfare of Vietnam-era veterans, other veterans, and their families;
to assist disabled Vietnam-era veterans and other veterans in need of assistance and the dependents and survivors of those veterans; and
to consecrate the efforts of the members of the corporation, and Vietnam-era veterans generally, to mutual helpfulness and service to their country.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



May 23, 1986, Pub. L. 99–318, § 3, 100 Stat. 474.

Before clause (1), the word “objects” is omitted as included in “purposes”.


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