The Veterans' Forums will begin at El Paso Elementary Schools starting on Monday 28 October. We need more volunteers to speak about Veterans' Day and the history of the American Flag. Please contact Companion David Thackston.
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 October are ready!
With the arrival of the Fall Season, I hope that all companions are doing well and looking forward to a much cooler season. With the arrival of Autumn, our work continues to accumulate and there is no shortage of work to be done beginning with the annual Massing of the colors. This year we moved it to the fall in order to allow many of the high schools to participate. There are a number of other activities that many of the ROTC units participate in during the spring season.
Also, in November, we will continue to do the school presentations in honor of Veterans Day. We have had some very good ones in the past given by a few of our companions, however with so many schools requesting, we can always use more members to help.
September 28 was also the Retiree Appreciation Day at Ft. Bliss. Thank you to Paula Mitchell, Pauline Ballesteros and new member Richard Moore. Thank you to these members for manning the booth at that location.
We have also recruited 3 new members, LTC. John Hamilton, recruited by Dave Thackston, LTC. Richard Moore, recruited by Maureen Lofberg, and former Cpt. Bob Melson, recruited by me. Thanks to all of those companions for keeping the recruiting drive going.
Speaking of recruiting, to reiterate what the national commander said in the latest magazine article, “We must be better at consistently recruiting and involving those recruited.” “Only 2%of all companions ever recruit anyone.” He goes on to say that “this is not for the good of the order.” He goes on to say to “drive forward as a team of companions with the power of POSITIVE THINKING”
So I challenge all of you to drive forward in a positive tone, attend meetings/activities, recruit, and come willing to help out in a positive manner. After all we are all here of our own accord.
JESUS BELTRAN, LTC, USAR (Ret.)
19 October 2019 05:30 PM Until 08:00 PM
0The monthly luncheon will be held at Julio's restaurant and will discuss the Massing of the Colors held on the 5th.
28 October 2019 Until 08 November 2019
0MOWW will present Veteran's Day discussions with various Elementary and Middle Schools throughout the area. To assist please contact David Thackston.