Entering our Second Century of "Serving Youth, Community and Nation."
The Staff for 2021 - 2022 was unanimously elected and will be sworn in at the July Planning Meeting. Please see the Photo Gallery for pictures of the June 12 Meeting which Honored Colonel Wendy Woodard USAF and greater El Paso Community First Responders.
Greetings to all our companions and friends of the MOWW. We hope that all are well and looking forward to the beginning of summer and the end of the terrible pandemic. Our May hybrid chapter meeting was great with 24 total attendees, both in person and on zoom.
This month we honored all eagle scouts in the city and 7 attended the meeting from Troop 4, West El Paso. Mr. Sam Snoddy, is the scoutmaster. Those seven eagles included: Jorge Caravero, Lucas Patek, Mauricio Gonzales, Marco Melcher, Sam Gutierrez, Alejandro Carrillo, and Hampton Perez. Thank you, boys, parents and the leadership of Troop 4 for ALWAYS supporting the activities and efforts of the Greater El Paso Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars.
Our speaker for May was Mr. Ty Page, Scout Executive and CEO of the Yucca Council, which encompasses Southern New Mexico and West Texas. He spoke of the changes which are not all entirely new in the program, such as having girls in the scouts. He discussed the similarities between the military and the scouts. He emphasized the 4 focal points in scouting: Character, Citizenship, Fitness, and leadership. Right now, he noted that the country needs strong values, and strong families. Scouting is one of several youth organizations that emphasizes those points. He also noted that scouting and the MOWW have been closely related for many years.
LtCol Buck Hamilton reminded everybody that with the heat coming, it is important to stay hydrated. Look after your neighbors, avoid strenuous activities in the heat, drink water, or at least cool non- alcoholic drinks. He mentioned that heat is one of the largest killers of adults and older Americans.
Reminder of the 1st of June deadline for many of the reports and awards submission to national was emphasized.
ROTC and JROTC awards/certificates were delivered. 3 ROTC units and 32 JROTC Schools were recognized.
Region Adjutant Marlon Ruiz reminded everybody that links for the Region XIII listed on the website is www.moww.scv.com.
LtCol Hamilton has sent out a Survey Monkey email so the membership can vote on next year’s staff.
June we will be honoring all first responders at the June luncheon. Please visit us in person or on zoom. We look forward to another successful meeting. Thank you all.
Jesus Beltran, LTC USAR (Ret.)
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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