Deus et Libertas (God and Liberty) is the motto of the Military Order of Foreign Wars. Founded in 1894 under the name Military and Naval Order of the United States, the Military Order of Foreign Wars reports to be the oldest veterans' and hereditary association in the Nation. The term "active" is most likely appropriate in this description.
The Order has as its fundamental principles a "firm belief and trust in Almighty God, extolling Him under whose guidance the principles contended for have been established and maintained and the blessings of civil liberty secured" and "true allegiance to the United States of America, based upon a paramount respect for and fidelity to the National Constitution and Laws."
The Military Order of Foreign Wars is comprised of individual Chapters formed under State Commanderies which is headed by a National Council.
Membership in this organization is open to qualified, sponsored Officers (commissioned and warrant) and lineal descendants of Officers who have fought in foreign wars involving the United States Military. Officers performing honorable service as a commissioned officer in the armed forces of an allied country of the United States are also eligible for membership. The original list of conflicts were the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War. Since then the list of conflicts has grown to include
American Revolution (1775-1783)
War with Tripoli (1801-1805)
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Mexican War (1846-1848)
Civil War (1862-1865)
Spanish-American War (1898-1899)
Philippine Insurrection (1899-1906)
China Relief Expedition (1900-1901)
Nicaraguan Campaign (1912)
Vera Cruz Campaign (1914)
Mexican Campaign (1916-1917)
Mexican Border Service (1916-1917)
World War I (1917-1921)
World War II (1941-1946)
Korean War (1950-1954)
Vietnam War (1958-1973)
Grenada Expedition (1983)
Panama Expedition (1989-1990)
Persian Gulf Conflict (1991)
Somalia Expedition (1992-1993)
Haitian Expedition (1994-1995)
Bosnia-Herzegovina Expedition (1992 to the present)
and all recipients of the:
National Defense Service, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Armed Forces Service, Kosovo Campaign, War on Terrorism Expeditionary, Afghanistan Campaign, and Iraq Campaign medals.
For those interested in membership: Military Order of Foreign Wars
Edited by Kevin Beyer, 08 April 2018 - 06:43 PM.