140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Monday, August 31, 2015

Grand Master’s Proclamation

Repairing the World By Improving Ourselves

Whereas, the Constitution of the United States is the foundation of our democratic government and responsible for the multitude of freedoms we enjoy today; and
Whereas, many of the founding fathers of our country were Freemasons, and through their ideals and efforts, they formed a society that promoted democracy and established a new order based on upholding the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and
Whereas, all Masons pledge to uphold the peace and order of civil society by demonstrating allegiance to our country and obedience to the laws under whose protection we live; and
Whereas, as Masons, we strive to set an example for others in our society and communities by demonstrating compassion, kindness, temperance, tolerance, and respect alongside our storied principle tenets of brotherly love, relief, and truth; now
Therefore, as Grand Master, I proclaim September 2015 as U.S. Constitution Observance Month in California. I ask all California Masons to select a date in September to celebrate the United States Constitution within their lodges, by recognizing the parallels between our founding fatherswords and our own treasured ritual; by including Masonic youth orders in a celebration of our constitutional freedoms; and by recognizing the importance of our continued efforts to promote civility within society.
Together, we must remember that while we strive to repair our world by improving ourselves, we must harken back to the storied words inscribed by our forefathers upon the hearts of our nation. Our foundational understanding of the importance of democracy will continue to be a source of inspiration and knowledge as we work together to build a brighter future for our children, and our childrens children.
Dated this 23rd day of July, 2015.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Russell E. Charvonia Grand Master

Allan L. Casalou Grand Secretary

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