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Order of World Wars becomes Museum Sponsor
TO R: JOHN BAIN, BERT RICE, BG NATE VAIL, BILL KANE, JIM MESSINGER
three years of effort has culminated in the establishment of the Military
Order of the World Wars (MOWW) as a charter sponsor of the National
Vietnam War Museum. The MOWW joins the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association,
The American Legion, The Americal Division Veterans Organization and
NAM-POWs as national organizations supporting the museum.
MOWW is a patriotic nonpartisan organization, which holds that it is
nobler to serve than to be served. The order is congressionally chartered
and was established in 1919 to promote the welfare of our Nation. There
are three MOWW Chapters in the DFW Metroplex.
MOWW sponsorship is the result of the efforts of BG Nate Vail, USA (Ret),
past commander of the Fort Worth Chapter of MOWW and now a member of
the museum's Board of Visitors. After the MOWW Fort Worth Chapter's
acceptance as a sponsor, he utilized his relationship with the national
organization's senior leadership to introduce the museum's mission and
development efforts. The senior leadership, many of which are Vietnam
era veteran's, saw the need for such an institution of learning about
the era and garnered the organizations support.
BERT RICE WITH BILL KANE AT MUSEUM SITE
April 1, 2005, Bert Rice, National Commander and John Bain, Fort Worth
Chapter Commander, met with members of the Board of Directors of the
museum to formally present the resolution and accept sponsorship.
at the presentation were: COL Bert Rice, National Commander MOWW; COL
John Bain, Commander Fort Worth Chapter MOWW; BG Nate Vail, MOWW; Bill
Kane, President, The National Vietnam War Museum Board of Directors;
and Jim Messinger, Treasurer, The National Vietnam War Museum. Following
the presentation of the resolution, the MOWW executives visited the
property where the museum is to be built.
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