Disabled American Veterans
Ritual for Junior Meeting
COMMANDER: Officers will please take their stations.
COMMANDER: The Chaplain will invoke the Divine Blessing. * * *, members stand.
CHAPLAIN: We Thank Thee, Almighty Father, for permitting us to gather here again. Bless and keep our absent ones. Help each one of us to so live, that the world may be better for our having lived. Bless and keep our disabled veterans and help fit each for a long and useful life. May we, with Thy help, ever be ready to lend a helping hand to each and every one of our needy ones. Amen.
COMMANDER: The Patriotic Instructor will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag.
PATRIOTIC INSTRUCTOR: Members, Salute. I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the
COMMANDER: All members be seated *.
COMMANDER: Senior Vice Commander what is the Purpose of the Juniors of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary?
SR VICE COMM.: The Purpose of the Juniors is to assist our Senior Auxiliary in all their work to help the Disabled American Veterans and their families.
COMMANDER: Junior Vice Commander who is eligible to membership in the Junior Auxiliary?
JR. VICE COMM.: All daughters, sisters, granddaughters and great granddaughters of Disabled American Veterans and members of the Auxiliary under 18 years of age.
COMMANDER: Adjutant you will call the roll of officers. Adjutant reads roll of officers, Sergeant-at-Arms stands and answers to roll call for officers both present and absent.
COMMANDER: We are now ready for the initiation. You are requested to remain silent during the ceremony.
COMMANDER: Conductress, take your place at the left of the Altar.
COMMANDER: The Adjutant will call the names of the candidates. As your names are called, candidates will take your places at the right of the Conductress.
COMMANDER: Are you willing to take the obligation of this Junior Auxiliary?
CANDIDATES: I am.
COMMANDER, * * *, members stand: Place your right hand over your heart and repeat after me, using your name where I use mine: I, …, solemnly promise, I will always uphold the Constitution & Laws of the United States, and will always show proper courtesy to our Flag. I promise always to help any disabled veteran or any member of his family, and I will do my best to be a loyal and worthy member of this organization.
COMMANDER: You may lower your hand. *.
Commander asks new members to face audience — introduces them and asks them to be seated with the members.
COMMANDER: The business of this meeting has been accomplished. We will now have our closing prayer. * * *, Members stand.
CHAPLAIN: Dear Heavenly Father, bless and keep our Junior members. Help us to be loyal Americans, and true to the ideals upon which the Disabled American Veterans and their Auxiliary are founded. Amen.
COMMANDER: We are adjourned to meet again.