[USC02] 36 USC 230102: Purposes
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PART V (SEC. 3001 ET SEQ.) OF SUBTITLE A OF TITLE 10 SHOWN AS CURRENT THROUGH PUB. L. 116-283, AS ENACTED; ADDITIONAL CHANGES PENDING.

36 USC 230102: Purposes Text contains those laws in effect on January 21, 2022
From Title 36-PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND ORGANIZATIONSSubtitle II-Patriotic and National OrganizationsPart B-OrganizationsCHAPTER 2301-VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES

§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 .

Editorial Notes

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.