Entering our Second Century of "Serving Youth, Community and Nation."
Greetings to all companions and friends of the MOWW. I hope that this letter finds everyone in good health as we continue in this pandemic world. Our chapter continues to hold hybrid meetings, that is, in person as well as virtually. On January 20th, we had a planning meeting to lay out our activities for the rest of the fiscal year which ends 30 June 2021. The focus and themes for the next few months are as follows:
March: Status of the Covid/vaccines in El Paso to date, Medical Personnel. April: Recognition of the Octo/Nano Senior Members
May: Recognition of Eagle Scouts/Gold Award Recipients
June: Recognition of First Responders
July: Installation of new staff
On February 25, we conducted a roundtable session with members of the various ROTC units from around the school districts in the county. There were about 48 or so cadets, instructors, chapter members, including the national MOWW CINC BGen Frederick Lopez USMC (Ret), who was the guest speaker, VCINC Paula Mitchell, LTC. Pat Stolze, Region XIII Commander, LTC Marlon Ruiz, Region Adjutant as well as the staff for the Greater El Paso Chapter. KUDOS to LTC. Rich Moore, GELP Chapter Adjutant for coordinating, emailing, phone calling etc. and making this a BIG success. We hope to continue building on this in the Fall. There were many questions and comments from the cadets that dealt with the subject of this evenings meeting, “Resiliency” and how the students have dealt with it at this time. It was a very successful event. Thank you to all who attended.
Once again, A BIG THANK YOU, to all the staff for your continued work and dedication to our mission. Paula, Laura, Buck, Bob, Rich, David and Pat Stolze. I couldn’t do it without your help.
Jesus Beltran, LTC, USAR (Ret)
GELP MOWW Commander
Dear Veterans, Active Service, and Friends:
The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) is a patriotic Veterans Service Organization whose motto is “It is nobler to serve than to be served.” MOWW was founded by General of the Armies “Blackjack” Pershing in 1919 to promote good citizenship, patriotic education, and military and public service. MOWW chapters provide opportunities to support patriotic education, ROTC and JROTC, scouting, monuments and memorials, law and order, and national and homeland security programs.
We invite you to visit and become a member of our chapter. Eligibility includes active duty, veterans, retired and former commissioned and warrant officers of the armed forces, public health service officers, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
Our mission is reflected in our Preamble:
- To cherish the memories and associations of the World Wars waged for humanity;
- To inculcate and stimulate love of our country and flag;
- To promote and further patriotic education in our Nation;
- Ever to maintain law and order, and to defend the honor, integrity, and supremacy of our national government and the constitution of the United States;
- To foster fraternal relations among all branches of the armed forces;
- To promote the cultivation of military, naval, and air science and the adoption of a consistent and and suitable policy of national security for the United States of America;
- To acquire and preserve records of individual services;
- To encourage and assist in the holding of commemorations and the establishment of memorials of the World Wars;
- And to transmit all these ideals to posterity, under god and for our country we unite to establish the MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS.