Patriotic Education | FACT SHEET
MOWW hosts Youth Leadership Conferences (YLC), which which are included in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) List of Approved Contests and Activities for Students. YLC classes are led by skilled instructors and supervised by well-qualified team leaders and counselors. Classes are participatory. The goal is 50% of class time is dedicated to leadership, 30% of class time devoted to the US government, US history and the US Constitution, and; 20% devoted to the Free Enterprise System and the US economy. MOWW annually selects winners of the national YLC essay competition and awards cash prizes. MOWW YLCs often involve partners represented by its Resolutions of Cooperation, e.g., the National Sojourners and the Joe Foss Institute.
MOWW chapters also conduct Massing of Colors (MOC) and other programs supporting patriotic activities on the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day. This includes the annual General of the Armies John J. Pershing Memorial Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Massing of Colors is a patriotic ceremony rededicating our support of the United States. These ceremonies usually involve color guard units from: Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard military units; Senior and Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) units; armed services auxiliary organizations; state militias; veteran and civic groups; police, sheriff and fire departments; and Boy and Girl Scout organizations.