From Section 230102 of the Congressional Charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

The purpose of the Corporation are Fraternal, Patriotic, Historical, Charitable and Educational and are 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; and to foster true patriotism, to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States of America.

"Love your Freedom, Thank a Vet"