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    Colonel and Mrs Garibay have graciously donated a 5'x7' handmade quilt to the Chapter's Fund Raising efforts. The beautiful Valentine themed quilt will go one person who donations to the Chapter's fundraiser. The recipient will drawn at our June Chapter meeting. Please give at the Our Square Fundraiser link on the right hand side of the website and earn a chance at the quilt.





    This year’s 46th Massing of the Colors was held on the 14th of January and was quite successful. It was the first such event in three years, those for 2020 and 2021 having been cancelled due to the pandemic. We had great participation by units from local veterans organizations, ROTC and JROTC units, scouts, law enforcement, and the military. The only group missing in numbers was .. MOWW.

    Oh, yeah, we had the “usual suspects” running the show, but they’re ALWAYS there. The question is, where were the rest? Sure, there are those who can’t participate because of age or disability or because they live too far away to take an active hand in chapter activities. But where were the rest? On paper, this chapter has over 100 members; in reality there are maybe 10 – count ‘em, 10! - members who have kept the chapter alive over the last several years, 10 who ARE the chapter, 10 without whom the chapter wouldn’t exist. But where were the rest?

    I’m not ordinarily a doom-and-gloom kind of person, but I have to say that I don’t see this chapter continuing its existence for very much longer unless something changes. Unless, in short, those of you who can take an active part in chapter activities but have elected not to do so become active once again (or for the first time, come to that!). Unless things change, there will come a time when the core group will, one by one, depart and leave a hole that won’t be filled because there will be nobody there to take up the load. And then you’ll ask ..

    “Where are the rest?”

    To those of you thinking this is beating a dead horse, I say it’s something that needs saying and repeating. This chapter, the Order itself, can’t continue without an active and engaged membership. We need every able member to step forward and take an active role in chapter leadership and in chapter programs if we’re to have a positive impact in our community. It’s up to you.


    CPT Bob Melson USA (Fmr)

    Chapter 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.
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