Keeping our time-honored tradition of supporting our troops is more important now than ever.
As our armed services continue to be activated and deployed overseas in the coming months, it is recommended that the following program be implemented to assure that our Brothers who are called to serve our country are in the forefront of both our minds and deeds.
Masons have a proud tradition of supporting our men and women in uniform, dating back to the Revolutionary War. In every conflict or war that involved our country, Freemasons never lost their focus on the individual serviceman or woman. You’ll find Masonic influence in the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Gulf War.
The first step in any of these proposed initiatives would be the identification of either current members of the Craft or their family members (wives, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren) who are serving on active duty. It is our hope that each Lodge will have a section on their Trestleboard with their Mil-Outreach Representative’s contact information, who on behalf of their Lodge will be responsible for doing whatever they can for local Veterans as well as any Active-Duty Soldiers that are within their reach.