This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) is Tuesday, July 17 and the organization’s annual picnic. It will be held in the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa.
This Month speaker will be Captain Dan Mack USN (Ret). He served on or commanded several submarines before becoming commander of the largest Submarine Squadron in the Navy as well as on many significant shore positions. The tentative subject for his presentation is the collision of a US Navy submarine with a Greenpeace ship in which several Japanese students lost their lives.
Note the change in location for this month only. The Posse Lodge is on North Mesa Road. Take Diamond Drive east passed the Golf Course and straight through the traffic circle and up the hill. Follow the road around for about 1 mile. The lodge is on the left, and there is parking on both sides of the street.
The meeting begins with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The presentation begins at about 7:15 p.m.
The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost. The cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Please call Eleanor Pinyan, 505.672.3750 for reservations. A reservation is a commitment to pay. Dinner is scheduled to be Smokin Bear BBQ with appropriate sides.
Act of Congress chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization. The principal objectives of the MOWW are continuing service to the Nation, and patriotic educational opportunity for the nation’s youth and citizens. Current youth programs are focused upon annual Youth Leadership Conferences for high school students presented in New Mexico by its related Sunbelt Patriotic Youth Leadership Conferences, Inc.Current, former and retired federally commissioned officers of all branches of the United States Uniformed Services are eligible for membership in the MOWW and are especially invited to attend our meetings.