The purpose of this corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable and educational; 
to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate 
the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans; to maintain 
true allegiance to the Government of the United States, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; 
to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and to 
preserve and defend the United States
from all enemies.