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Purpose

From The Descendants of Mexican War Veterans Bylaws,

Article II: PURPOSE.

The purpose, aims and objectives of this organization are:

  • To associate in one united body, descendants of American military veterans of the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848 and to cultivate and perpetuate the ties of fraternity and friendship entailed thereof.
  • To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the American soldiers and sailors who served their country during the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848.
  • To foster the preservation of documents and relics of the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848.
  • To urge, encourage, and assist in activities designed to increased public awareness and understanding of the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848 and its participants.
  • To establish a facility devoted to study, research and understanding of the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848 and its participants.
  • To secure and memorialize historic sites within the boundaries of the United States which are connected with the history of the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848 by erecting markers or other monuments thereon.
  • To encourage the publication of records of individual soldiers and sailors of the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848, as well as the general history of that war in all its aspects.
  • To promote the annual celebration or observance of certain momentous events in the history of the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848.

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