Men become Masons for reasons that are as varied as the individuals that comprise our Order. For some, they follow in the footsteps of their father, their grandfather, their uncle, etc. because it's a family tradition. For others, they want to improve the community in which they live by helping those in need. We would like to feature the personal stories of some of our Masons about why they are a part of the World's Oldest Fraternity. These testimonials will be added to periodically and perhaps one will strike a chord with you and help you begin your own story about why you became a Mason!

Comments from members

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Morals & Principles

Personal pride to share the ideals and brotherhood of the Fraternity. My Masonic experience has helped me to live with a better understanding of my life as it relates to quality and preparation. I’m better prepared to live each day to the morals and principles that I have learned to this point.

Thomas F. Freemasons

Community & Widows

I have found Masons to be very loving and caring. Not only for Brothers but the community and widows of passed Brothers. I also have found that Masonry is very spiritual base, more so than any other organization I have ever been involved in. I mean this in a loving respect and not judgmental. I really enjoy my experience and am excited to continue my education and experience.

John B. Freemason

I Have But One Regret!

I am always welcomed by the Brethren and am treated with dignity and respect. I have a feeling of belonging to something true and tried by history, a good something. I have but one regret and that is I did not take this step many years ago. Being a part of this Fraternity makes me look for the right path to take. It is becoming the compass to guide by, and I am glad to be a part of the oldest and greatest Fraternity ever to exist.

David K. Freemason

I Searched All Of My Life

I became a Mason because of the want and need I had to be a part of something bigger than myself. I searched all of my life for a place to fit in. I tried motorcycle clubs, churches, even the drink. Nothing filled the gap I had in my life until I met Mike. There was something about him I admired, and we became good friends, afterwards Brothers. Being a Mason filled the lonely hole in my life with true friendship and brotherly love. It was a place I felt safe from the worldly vices, not judging or reprimanding, but ever having a watchful eye. My Brothers aided in correcting my errors and in making me a better person and man, influencing me to be a better husband and father, and helping the community. When I moved from Maine to Virginia, I called the local Lodge and was greeted with the same friendship and brotherly love. Truly one could not have a higher honor than being a true Mason.

C. Guffin. Freemason

Other Testimonials

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Alan W. Adkins

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