The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational Corporation committed to the preservation and strengthening of comradeship among its members;granting of assistance to  worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of American war dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, 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 her enemies.