Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Military Order of the Stars and Bars - Montgomery AL Chapter Forming

Work is underway to establish a chapter of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars in the Montgomery area.   MOS&B was founded in 1938 to honor the Confederate Officer Corps and the government officials of the Confederacy, and its membership is open to all lineal or collateral descendants from these two groups. Organizers are seeking qualifying Confederate descendants in the Montgomery AL area. 

There are currently members of the MOS&B who live in the Montgomery area and belong to MOS&B but have joined a chapter located far from their residence, or affiliate with the national headquarters alone.  As a result, it is difficult to meet with fellow members, share fraternal brotherhood, and/or participate in the Order’s activities.  By establishing a chapter in the Montgomery area, members can become fully involved and honor our Confederate officer ancestors appropriately.

MOS&B requires five members in order to organize a local chapter.  Three MSO&B members have begun the preliminary organization and are seeking at least two additional current MOS&B members in the Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery County area to join us in establishing a Montgomery chapter.   Upon identifying prospective interested members, MSO&B national headquarters can be notified of intentions and further steps taken to proceed to set up a meeting so we can discuss chapter names, elect officers, and plan our future activities.  Compatriots who qualify for MOS&B membership but have not yet joined the Order, are encouraged to begin the application process immediately to participate in this new MOS&B chapter.

Philip Davis (Alabama Division Sons of Confederate Veterans JAG) can be contacted for further information.  

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