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Our Lady of Peace Post 1947 Auxiliary

History

In 1935 the Catholic War Veterans organization was founded by Reverend Edward J. Higgins at Immaculate Conception Church, Astoria, Long Island, New York.

During the years 1935 to 1949, the organization progressed rapidly, organizing Post and Auxiliaries throughout the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

Auxiliaries could not function without a Post. Qualifications for membership were that the prospective member must hold one of the following relationships to an eligible Catholic veteran: wife, widow, mother, sister, or daughter (of a living or deceased Catholic War Veteran).

On April 9, 1947, a special meeting was held at National Headquarters. The purpose was to plan a program and to draw up a tentative slate of officers to start a National Department of the Auxiliaries. On May 22, 1949 the National Auxiliary was formed and recognized in May 22, 1949.

Catholic War Veterans USA, Inc., Our Lady of Peace, Post 1947 Auxiliary, Las Vegas, Nevada was chartered June 13, 2006 and is the first CWV Auxiliary in the state of Nevada. We are a working Auxiliary and work side by side with the Post.

In recognition of the important roles women are serving in the armed forces, the Catholic War Veterans USA 77th National Convention passed a change in the Bylaws to allow men related to female veterans to join the Auxiliary.

Mission Statement:

FOR GOD: To promote service to God and to fellow man without regard to race, creed, color or national origin through understanding and application of Christian values, recognizing the wisdom and authority of the Catholic Church in matters of faith and morals.

FOR COUNTRY: To preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States; to commemorate those who served in the armed forces in order to reflect respect, honor, and tribute to the veterans; and to inculcate a deep and abiding sense of patriotism and a profound commitment to Americanism; and to combat aggressively those forces which seek to destroy or weaken our constitutional guaranteed freedoms.

FOR HOME: To promote the family as the basic unit of our American society; to aid in the development of an enlightened patriotic American youth; and to assist veterans, widows and dependents of deceased veterans.


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