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Military Order of the World Wars: Fort Worth Chapter

Fort Worth Chapter Records

History

The Military Order of the World Wars began in 1919 as the “American Officers of the Great War” and was later renamed “The Military Order of the World War” at the 1920 convention. The organization is comprised of active, reserve, retired, or former service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). The Fort Worth Chapter was reinstated in 1972 and has continued to serve the area ever since. Outreach activities include working with JROTC and ROTC groups in the area as well as Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA. Additionally, the chapter sponsors and sends local youth to leadership conferences annually.

Sources:

  • The Military Order of the World Wars. Military Order of World Wars. Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 1995.
  • Fort Worth Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. About Us. Last modified May 2012. http://www.moww-fw.com/aboutus.htm

Provenance

The Military Order of the World Wars Fort Worth Chapter Records were donated on January 16, 2009 by Nathan C. Vail.

Scope and Contents Note

The Military Order of the World Wars Fort Worth Chapter Records is comprised of newsletters, correspondence, photographs, reports, publications, and minutes and agendas created and collected by the chapter in the course of chapter business. The materials date from 1962-2008 and measure 3.17 linear feet (8 boxes). The records have been divided into two series:

  • Series I: Organizational Records (1972 - 2007) - Member directories, correspondence, articles of incorporation, publications, handbooks, national and chapter constitution and bylaws, and reports.
  • Series II: Outreach/Events (1962 - 2008) - Patriotic education materials, programs, planning materials, reports, photographs, and publications relating to various chapter events such as conventions, Massing of the Colors, Youth Leadership Conferences, and chapter involvement with JROTC, ROTC, Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA.

Vertical Files:

Military Organizations—Fort Worth and Tarrant County 355

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Last updated: Sept. 17, 2014