Entering our Second Century of "Serving Youth, Community and Nation."
All MOWW Activities Nationwide have been suspended until 30 May due to the current pandemic!
Please watch this website for further information, and stay safe.
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.
Jesus Beltran, LTC, USA (Retired)
Greater El Paso Chapter MOWW
Our Commander's comments for April 2020 are ready!
Hello to all companions and friends of the MOWW. As we continue to roll into Spring 2020, nationally and internationally we are in the middle of a crisis seen only very rarely in the history of the world. At the present time the Corona virus has taken a toll in all normal activities and life as a whole. Because of this, very few activities have taken place and others may have to be postponed or rescheduled. We have had to cancel our March staff and luncheon meetings. Only time will tell what happens in April and even May.
Earlier in March, we did attend an awards program conducted by the local Yucca Council, Boy Scouts of America, to recognize all of the adult volunteers who supported and helped with any scout unit within the program in the Greater El Paso area. As a volunteer scoutmaster, I recognized several of my parents who worked with me during the 2019 time frame. Two of our members received awards as a result of their efforts. Laura Beltran received the William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award for Organizing, Establishing, and Maintaining Pack 37, a Cub unit sponsored by our chapter. In addition, she also received the Community Organization Award, which is an award presented by the National Scouting Office and recommended by the Military Order of the World Wars. This award honors those who, through their dedication and work, further the BSA’s Scouting Program, either by serving as volunteers in the development of those units and or furthering Scouting through leadership in and support of youth outreach in their respective organization. CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Laura Beltran for her work and efforts with Pack 37 and the families in that organization and for representing our chapter as the official representative of the Greater El Paso Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars.
The other member of our chapter to be recognized was David Thackston. He will be presented the award at a later date. He will also be receiving the William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award. David serves as the Executive Officer for the new unit. In order to organize and work with scouts, there are a number of adults that must agree to serve as volunteers and hold certain required positions. CONGRATULATIONS to David as well for volunteering to work with the other adult staff members and serve kids.
Until next month, please be safe and heed all CDC RECOMMENDATIONS. Hopefully we will get back on track and continue our normal living. May God keep and protect us and keep us in his good graces.
LTC Jesus Beltran USA (Ret)
13 April 2020 05:30 PM Until 07:30 PM
0Monthly Staff Meeting at the Golden Corral Restaurant.
18 April 2020 05:30 PM Until 08:00 PM
0The monthly luncheon will be held at Golden Corral Restaurant and will recognize past commanders and deceased Perpetual members