36 U.S. Code § 40502 - Purposes

§ 40502.
The purposes of the corporation are—
to form a bond of friendship and comradeship among all holders of the Medal of Honor as presented by Congress;
to protect, uphold, and preserve the dignity and honor of the medal at all times and on all occasions;
to protect the name of the medal and individual holders of the medal from exploitation;
to provide appropriate aid to all persons to whom the medal has been awarded, their widows, or their children;
to serve our country in peace as in war;
to inspire and stimulate our youth to become worthy citizens of our country; and
to foster and perpetuate Americanism.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



Aug. 14, 1958, Pub. L. 85–642, § 3, 72 Stat. 598.

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

In clause (5), the words “we did” are omitted to avoid the grammatical construction using the first person.


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