Genealogical Society Honoring Our Ancestors Who Served In World War II
The Order of the Second World War is a hereditary society based on membership that brings together men and women who share World War II ancestry or lineage.
The objects of the Order of the Second World War are declared to be patriotic, historical, and educational, and shall include those intended or designed to perpetuate the memory of those men and women who rendered honorable service for their country; to promote fellowship among their descendants; to inspire them and the community-at-large with a more profound reverence for the heritage, deeds, and memory of our ancestors; to encourage historical research; to acquire and preserve the military records of their individual services, as well as documents, relics, and landmarks; to mark the scenes of the fallen soldiers by appropriate memorials; to celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events of their time period; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institution of freedom.
Any man or woman shall be eligible for membership in the Order who, being a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal or collateral descendant, in the male or female line, of an ancestor, man or woman, who served in the armed forces or on the homefront, who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to, and rendered active service in the cause for, his/her country.
In addition to military service individuals who supported their country by “war work” such as working in industrial plants manufacturing war equipment, the American or International Red Cross, YMCA, Salvation Army, and other organizations, as well as those who served in the Federal Government in such capacities as the State Department, War Department, Selective Service, Rationing Boards etc, are also eligible. Although 1941-1945 were the dates of official American involvement in the Second World War, this genealogical society is open to anyone with World War II ancestry from any country, Allies or Axis, involved in the war from the year 1939 A.D. through the year 1945 A.D. (1939-1945).