Entering our Second Century of "Serving Youth, Community and Nation."
The Chapter will hold a hybred physical and virtual Christmas meeting on Saturday 19 December at Applebee's Grill & Bar at George Dieter & Montwood. The physical meeting will start at 1130 with lunch. The virtual meeting will begin at 1200 Noon. Please join us either virtually or in person to celebrate.
Happy Holidays companions. I hope that all of you are doing well in spite of the Covid 19 that is still among us, especially here in El Paso, which seems to be one of the hot spots in the country. Unfortunately, as I have mentioned before, we have lost two of our members in the past three months, Major Joanne Barton and CW4 George Patt. We pray also for the recuperation of our senior vice commander David Thackston, who is still in the hospital with pneumonia.
The holidays will certainly be different this year. Thanksgiving has just passed and the authorities emphasized the need to NOT hold large gatherings. On the positive side, the vaccines are on the way, so we wait anxiously to see when we actually get them.
We had our November chapter meeting on the 21st and Ms. Tess English, Field Director, Yucca Council, Boy Scouts of America, was the guest speaker via zoom. Our meeting was held with members attending either in person, or through Zoom. Tess, who is a U.S. Navy veteran, began talking about her time in the service and her plans once she left. She then discussed her work in the Boy Scout Program. She emphasized the importance of veteran groups such as MOWW working, supporting, and sponsoring scout units. She brought out the common goals that both groups emphasize to youth. These goals were patriotism, teamwork, doing good to others are reflected in the scout oath and laws AND the motto of the MOWW. She also thanked the Chapter for the continuous sponsorship of Troop and Pack 37, where Laura and I serve as scoutmasters.
We also recognized Eagle Scout Luis Bustamante with an MOWW Certificate of Appreciation for attaining the highest award in scouting. Luis has not held his Court of Honor to date due to the Covid, but I wanted to recognize him now. Luis is a member of Scout Troop 123, in Horizon, Texas, and the unit is sponsored by Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Luis was accompanied by both of his parents.
Buck Hamilton, Bob Melson and I read the names of the deceased companions of the Greater El Paso Chapter of the MOWW. We are forever grateful for their service.
I would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas hoping that the pandemic will soon be over, so we can get back to regular business. I want to thank all of you for your work this year, but especially to Laura, Buck, Bob and Rich. These are all staff members who have rolled up their sleeves and made possible the Chapter’s success so far this year. I truly appreciate their commitment to the Chapter, their positive work ethic, and their sincere cooperation with the commander. I appreciate it!
Jesus Beltran, LTC. Ret. USAR
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.
15 December 2020 01:00 AM Until 02:30 AM
0Monthly staff meeting to discuss future activities.
19 December 2020 06:30 PM Until 09:00 PM
0Public health conditions allowing, the Chapter will host it's December Christmas Luncheon at Applebee's Grill and Bar. Lunch will be ordered at 1130 and the meeting will begin at 1215 and streamed live via Zoom.