“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Veterans organizations under 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 purpose:
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.