PLAINVILLE - Frederick Franklin Lodge No. 14 A.F.A.M., a member of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut, will hold its 12th annual Flag Day ceremony June 14.
The ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the lodge at 70 E. Main St. and the American Legion of Bristol will participate as well as a contingent of Silver Dolphins from the Naval Submarine School in New London.
Frederick Franklin No. 14 is one of the oldest lodges in Connecticut, having been chartered in 1787, and many of its members are veterans from various branches of the armed forces.
A strong sense of patriotism being an integral part of the tenets of our institution, we are proud to exemplify our love of, and commitment to, flag and country on a day set aside for that very purpose.
Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. While the officially recognized date of its inception by the Grand Lodge of England is 1717, there exist records of lodge meetings going back to the late 14th century. Masonic legend carries it even further into the past.
Although not a religious organization, the membership requires - as its basis - a firm belief in a supreme being, high moral character, and adherence to those values exemplifying a Mason. Discussions of politics or religion are expressly forbidden in a tiled lodge.
For further information, contact Lodge Secretary Chet Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 860-221-5241.