The purposes of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational, and are to:
  1. to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members;
  2. to assist worth 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.