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Companion members are motivated by the MOWW Motto, "It is nobler to serve than to be served.” The aims, ideals, and objectives of the order are best set forth in the tenants of the MOWW Constitutional 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;

  • 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 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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