“Moose Members Serving Then . . . and NOW!”
Supporting veterans is something that has always been important to the Moose. Our “Valued Veterans” program is to give recognition and support of Moose veterans with an emphasis on their ongoing service to their fraternal units and communities through the Moose. The program’s tag phrase captures this well: “Moose Members Serving Then . . . and NOW!” This approach simultaneously honors our veterans while also highlighting the Fraternity’s commitment to community service.
The Valued Veterans program was previewed at the 2016 Moose Convention in St. Louis. The main focus of the Moose is our fraternal programs, including Mooseheart, Moosehaven and Heart of the Community activities; and though we don’t have the expertise or resources to be a full-fledged veteran’s services organization, we know we can still provide recognition and support to our veteran members who have made a positive impact on society through their service and through our Fraternity.
Admittedly, this program may not be all things to all veterans, but we will strive to serve our veterans to the very best of our ability. Our members’ strong sentiments only confirm that they are passionate about this cause, and do want to see the program succeed – and therefore, we are confident that it will.
More information and details of the Moose Valued Veterans program can be found on the Moose International website.
OHIO VALUED VETERANS LODGE ACTIVITY GROUPS