To preserve the traditions, promote the interest, of the United States Marine Corps;

To band those, who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service together in fellowship that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy;

To fit its members of the duties of citizenship and to encourage them to serve ably as citizens as they have served the Nation under arms;

To hold sacred the history and memory of the men and women who have given their lives to the Nation.

To foster love for the principles which they have supported by blood and valor since the founding of the Republic;

To maintain true allegiance to American institutions;

To create a bond of comradeship between those in the service and those who have returned to civilian life;

To aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all marines and former marines as well as their widows and orphans;

To perpetuate the traditions and spirit of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.