Who are Freemasons?

Freemasons are men who voluntarily seek admission to a lodge, are accepted because they were tested and found to be of good moral character, with a belief in the divine, and uphold high moral, personal, and ethical standards.

They participate and desire to participate with like-minded individuals in learning what Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth truly mean, practicing in these tenants both within and without lodge, in their various communities.  Freemasons are people from all walks of life, from college students, professionals and tradesmen to presidents.  Men who have petitioned and received the degrees of the fraternity and have attended and served side by side with others who have elected to do the same.

Membership in Freemasonry is not a secret, as many Masons proudly wear pins or rings proclaiming their fellowship.  There are no secrets in Freemasonry, except for the most intuitable of rituals in the quest for light, and even those are not secret in their activity, but rather in their deeper meanings.

The lessons reinforced in freemasonry are openly shared with wives, friends, coworkers and anyone who seeks their meaning on what the great fraternity is about.  But, Freemasons are not boastful nor indolent in its virtues and do not squander their opportunities to impart wisdom whenever possible.  Practical duties of charity are planned for and carried out, personally and within the lodge.  And lastly, but most importantly, the bond of fidelity and brotherly love are practiced within the lodge and without towards all brothers and non-brothers alike, but with special consideration to Brother Masons, wheresoever they may be.

“Facta, non verba”

(Deeds, not words)