Thomas Pike, Jr.
Colonel, U.S. Army
Welcome to the Military Order of Foreign Wars for the State of New York! On behalf of our members, I encourage you to visit our pages to learn more about the rich history of our New York Commandery.
The Military Order of Foreign Wars was founded in New York City on 27 December 1894. Since then, the membership of the Order has included presidents, members of Congress, distinguished military leaders as well as their lineal descendants.
We emphasize the importance of fellowship among our members, each with different talents and convictions, all united in their appreciation for service to our nation during a time of war.
Our organization supports our veterans and promotes the value of their military history as an enduring part of the story of our nation and its people. We do this in several ways:
1) Perpetuating the honorable service of our veterans through our mutual fellowship.
2) Promoting the intrinsic value of our American military history as well as advocating the relevance of America’s military and naval sciences.
3) Leveraging this lasting legacy of service to nation by supporting our nation’s veterans, guiding policy-makers and shaping our nation’s young leaders for generations to come.
4) Upholding our fidelity to the National Constitution and laws and to aid in maintaining national honor, union, and independence.
We welcome those who are interested in seeking membership in our Order. Our applicants are current or former commissioned or warrant officers of the Armed Forces of the United States (Active Duty, Reserve/National Guard, Coast Guard) or its allies. These men and women, or their lineal descendants, must have served in or during a foreign war of the United States. This includes, of course, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Companions in the New York Commandery meet regularly throughout the year. We also participate in historical and patriotic events. We welcome you to get engaged. Be a part of our fellowship! Learn more about our application process by sending us an e-mail today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the New York Commandery
met for lunch and the quarterly business meeting.
The Signing of Agreement with the New York Historical Society
Change of Command
25 May 2021
First in-person meeting of the New York Commandery at our headquarters office in midtown Manhattan.
Following the meeting, dinner was held at
a nearby pub.
Companions met virtually for the Fall 2020 Quarterly Meeting. Plans for the upcoming year were discussed, and slate for Officers and Companions of the Council confirmed.
The New York Commandery held it's Winter 2020 Meeting at a favorite pub in January. At this, it was agreed and voted that the New York Commandery will move into an agreement with the Nwe York Historical Society to present and hold critical historical archives.
Fall 2019 Quarterly Meeting and Chow
Military Order of the United States
New York Commandery
Gathering of the Military Order of Foreign Wars,
New York Commandery
The Spring 2019 luncheon was held at a midtown pub.
Members of the New York Commandery were in attendance at the Fraunces Tavern 300th Anniversary party.