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Veterans Organizations

Veterans organizations are typically organized as a 501(C)19 non-profit under the Internal Revenue Code.  To qualify as a tax exempt organization, the post or organization must meet the following purposes:

To promote the social welfare of the community (that is, to promote in some way the common good and general welfare of the people of the community).

To assist disabled and needy war veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans.

To provide entertainment, care, and assistance to hospitalized veterans or members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To carry on programs to perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans and members of the Armed Forces and to comfort their survivors.

To conduct programs for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.

To sponsor or participate in activities of a patriotic nature.
To provide insurance benefits for its members or dependents of its members or both.

To provide social and recreational activities for its members.

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Short Name or InitialsOrganizationGoal-Mission-PurposeWebsite
Short Name or InitialsOrganizationGoal-Mission-PurposeWebsite
Legion American Legion The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. Link to Website 
AMMVA American Merchant Marine Veterans Association The voice of the American Merchant Marine Veteran Link to AMMVA Home Page 
DAV Disabled American Veterans "Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served" Link to Website 
FRA Fleet Reserve Association "Representing the interests of enlisted members of the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard" Link to Website 
MCL Marine Corps League "Once a marine, Always a Marine" Link to Website 
Purple Heart Military Order of the Purple Heart Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. A Link to Home Page 
PVA Paralyzed Veterans of America For more than 67 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence. Link to PVA Home Page 
VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars "No One Does More For Veterans" Link to Website 
VVA Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another." Link to Website 
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