Freemasons of Washington will be recognized as a relevant and respected Fraternity, committed to attracting and retaining all men of high quality who strive for self improvement and the opportunity to make a positive difference in their community.
Grand Master’s Message
It’s not so much that Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world; but that it is what the fraternity holds for the individual that has kept it functioning for centuries and established on every part of the globe. It is not so much that Freemasonry is a non-political, non-religious group of men, but that it is a society that believes that tolerance of another’s view of government and nature is to be preserved, unchallenged and who strive to maintain and live by the globally recognized qualities of good character.
Our character or our moral fiber is, or should be, that within our hearts and minds that we live by. The golden rule is but the beginning; as we should strive to be, by precept and example, what civilized society could be. These traits cannot be put on or taken off by whim or circumstance. They are not a public face or reserved for the deserving, only. They are what you see in a mirror.
In our daily lives, from work to recreation, from family to stranger, the promises that we have made to ourselves and to each other must be foremost in every thought, word and deed. The theme this year is a reminder of those obligations, charges and tenets. If we chose to call ourselves Freemasons, then we must be Freemasons, every day and in every way.