INSIDE...page 7 WORDS TO LIVE BY... Yum, Spoonburgers!: Recipe from the 60s has definite kid appeal Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Proverbs 15:2 Highs in the upper 80s. WEATHER...page 14 Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment June 7-9, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 95 Groninger Scholarship Essay, winner Ben Walworth By Ben Walworth In your own words, give the history of the oath of enlistment given to each member of the Armed Services as they are sworn in to serve our country. The Oath of Enlistment has been revised a handful of times since it was first created in 1775. Our nation has changed immensely during this time; however, the principle concept of the Oath of Enlistment has held true and stood the test of time. Beginning in 1775, the oath was included as part of the act that created From left: Bob Sarver, Scholarship Chairman; Benjamin Walworth, Rea Woods, Garrett Wicker, Paula Shields, Scholarship Co-Chairperson; and Bruce Greeno, Outgoing VVA 913 President. Walworth’s winning essay is printed in this issue. (Branson Globe photo) Groninger scholarship winners present meaningful essays By David Stoltz, Branson Globe Correspondent Winners of the Lt. Col. William G. Groninger Scholarship presented their winning essays to the members of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 913 at a special meeting Tuesday night, June 2, at the Hamner Variety Theater. Presenting their winning essays were Ben Walworth, Garrett Wicker and Rae Woods. Each receive a $750 scholarship for their continued education. All three are students at Branson High School. The scholarship honors the memory of Lt. Col William G. Groninger, a 20-year Air Force veteran who flew more than 100 SEE ESSAYS, PAGE 13 the Continental Army. With this, different phrases of the oath included: “this day, voluntarily enlisted myself”, “for one year, unless sooner discharged”, and “established for the government of the said Army”. This version was not very fluid and was not extremely eloquent. It is important to note that at this time, the country was still in the first steps of its foundation. 1776 saw several changes to the Oath of Enlistment. The first change was still under the Continental Congress, and was much more eloquent than the previous version: with phrases including: Ben Walworth. Branson Globe photo) “to be true to the United States of America”, “honestly and faithfully”, and “observe and obey the orders of the Continental Congress”. Then, the next change in 1776 applied to the Officer Oath and made it extremely focused on the Revolutionary War, referencing the “Thirteen United States of America” and no allegiance to “George the third, king of Great Britain”. The next set of changes to the oath occurred in 1778. In short, SEE WALWORTH ESSAY, PAGE 2

2 Publizr Home

You need flash player to view this online publication