"Honor the Dead by Helping the Living"
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 widows and orphans;
to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitutions 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 whomsoever.