WMMOA 2020/2021 Year
Our First Meeting of the Season
“We’re Baaack!” After a 6+ month hiatus, the Western Montana Military Officers Assoc. met on Friday September 11 for our first social hour of the season. With a great turnout (following all directed protocols) 30+ members gathered for ‘pupus, drinks and comradarie’. We were fortunate to have Cpt Char Gatlin USA presenting on this 19th anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the Twin Towers. Char, a member of the 3rd Infantry Reg “The Old Guard” and on duty at the Pentagon when the attack took place, gave a compelling presentation of that day and the weeks that followed. He and his unit did the lion’s share of the initial aid, recovery and cleanup of the aftermath of the aircraft strike on the Pentagon. It was a first hand look with intimate detail of the horror and heroism that took place on and after September 11, 2001. Thanks Char and Arianna for a great kickoff to the year.
Wreaths Across America Sponsorship
Fort Missoula Post Cemetery , Missoula, MT 59804 (MTFMPC) |16584|
What does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you’ll honor an American hero at one of more than 1,200 locations nationwide this year on Wreaths Across America Day. It’s a day that’s been set aside to lay wreaths at the places where we remember, honor and teach about our veterans: cemeteries, monuments, parks… Anywhere we can pay tribute to their sacrifices.
We can’t do that without your support, though. Your sponsorship will ensure that a wreath is hand-crafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow here in Columbia Falls, Maine. It will then be sent to one of our participating locations, where a volunteer will place it on the marker of a fallen hero. That volunteer will then “say their name” to ensure that the legacy of duty, service and sacrifice of that veteran is never forgotten.
So, what does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “thank you” to our veterans.
2019/21 WMMOA Season
We are glad to announce that we are back for a new season beginning in September. Our Social Hour events will be each 2nd Friday of each month at Westside Lanes in Missoula from 6-8 with Presentations and drinks and light dinner for $10.
Our WMMOA Luncheon meetings resume on Friday Sept 18th at 1130 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Missoula. We will have formal presentations with a full lunch for $18. Please note reservations are required as there is limited seating (50 max).
Please Note: Western Montana Military Officers Assoc. is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, Retired and Former members of the United States Military Services. If you have questions or wish to make a reservation please contact Cindy Babon (email@example.com) or CAPT Mike Schauf (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October 9th Social Hour: CPT Charlie Olinger USA “Raise your right hand and repeat after me” Induction officer during Vietnam
October 16th Luncheon: Robert Seidenschwarz “Why Diplomacy Matters” The implications to the region of the Israel- U.A.E Peace Accords.