COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (WOWW) is hosting the organization's National Convention which started today and will last through the 12th.
Over 175 companions and guests from all over the country will assemble at the Historic Columbus Marriott and Iron Works Trade Center. On the first day of the convention, the members enjoyed a golf tournament in honor of Veterans from all World Wars.
The tournament was hosted by Green Island Country Club.
The Military Order of the World Wars is the premier, patriotic Veterans Service Organization (VSO) whose motto is "It is nobler to serve than to be served."
Colonel Hank Holcomb says,"The group is to remember that the world wars that have occurred , why they occurred and the sacrifices that were made in that... and you know with any military organization. You want people to understand how bad war is so that hopefully we won't ever have to be involved in that again."
MOWW chapters provide support patriotic education, ROTC and JROTC, scouting, monuments and memorials, law and order, and national and homeland security programs.
In addition to business meetings and workshops covering those topics, tours of Fort Benning and the National Infantry Museum, Warm Springs and FDR's Little White House will be available.
On Saturday evening, Gen. (RET) Barry McCaffery, MOWW's 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award recipient will deliver the keynote address.