38 U.S. Code § 7801 - Purpose of Veterans’ Canteen Service

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The Veterans’ Canteen Service (hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the “Service”) in the Department is an instrumentality of the United States, created for the primary purpose of making available to veterans of the Armed Forces who are hospitalized or domiciled in hospitals and homes of the Department, at reasonable prices, articles of merchandise and services essential to their comfort and well-being.


(Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1248, § 4201; renumbered § 7801 and amended Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, § 402(a), (b)(1),May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 238; Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(a)(3), (4),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 404; Pub. L. 107–14, § 8(a)(16),June 5, 2001, 115 Stat. 35.)

2001—Pub. L. 107–14substituted “hereinafter” for “hereafter”.
1991—Pub. L. 102–40renumbered section 4201 of this title as this section.
Pub. L. 102–83substituted “Department” for “Veterans’ Administration” in two places.


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