Principles

Principles  

Acknowledging a firm belief and trust in Almighty God, and be­lieving that under his beneficent care and guidance the free institu­tions of our land – by the assistance and sacrifices of our soldiers and sailors – have been preserved, and the integrity of the nation maintained, the objects of the Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, are therefore declared to be:

1. To assist the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in all their principles and objects.

2. To perpetuate the memory of the services and sacri­fices of the Union Veterans of the Civil War for the maintenance of the Union, particularly through patriotic and historical observances, especially the proper observance of Memorial Day, Lincoln’s Birth­day and Appomattox Day.

3. To inculcate true patriotism and love of country, not only among our membership, but to all people of our land, and to spread and sustain the doctrine of equal rights, universal liberty and justice to all.

4. To oppose to the limit of our power and influence, all movements, tendencies and efforts that make for the destruction or impairment of our constitutional Union, and to demand of all citi­zens undivided loyalty and the highest type of Americanism.