I travel the world and am truly amazed with the sights, cultures, and people but in my eyes there is no place like home.


07 February 2011

George Washington National Masonic Memorial

Guessing many of you have either a family member that is a Mason or a friend. My grandpa is a Shrine Mason ( or Shriner).

My “Tour Guide” for the day is a Mason so upon discovery of the National Masonic Memorial right up the street he wanted to stop and look around. Trying to be a good travel partner I said of course.

Much to my surprise it turned out to be a very cool experience and gave me a much better glimpse into the organization my grandpa and many others are a part of. So much more than the Shrine Circus we always attended as children!

In reality the Masonic fraternity is seeped in history, tradition, and values. I love it and love all the rituals.

“Freemasonry is kindness in the home; honesty in business; courtesy toward others; dependability in one's work; compassion for the unfortunate; resistance to evil; help for the weak; concern for good government; support for public education; and above all, a life-practicing reverence for God and love of fellow man. Through the influence of good men such as George Washington, Freemasonry and its ideals continue to thrive around the world.” George Washington National Masonic Memorial


paula said...

wow, how wonderful this must have been. love seeing this!

Scott said...

I'm so very impressed by your respect for the fraternity, by the way you took the time to research. I'm sure you can see why I love it so.