Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Sword Of Bunker Hill

Last Saturday wasn't exactly a beautiful spring day by any means--rainy and miserable.  But it was a great day for a drive over to VFW Post 7119 in Indianapolis to do something I've been wanting to do for a long time--to join the Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill.  In fact there were three of us from Illinois that made the trip to Indy on Saturday. 

There probably aren't a lot of Masons outside of the Midwest that have heard of the Sword of Bunker Hill.  It is an Order founded right here in Illinois back in 1912, with the purpose of promoting patriotism, to perpetuate the ideals of liberty, to promote regular Lodge attendance, and to instill in the minds of their members the great sacrifices our forefathers made in founding our great country.
And I'd have to add, it's very social, and a great deal of fun--there were sixteen initiates in my class on Saturday!  It's something I plan on attending again.  My Order, the Cumberland Road Order No. 122 meets regularly.  As you can well imagine, the Order of the Sword revolves around historical events during the American Revolution, and features some well known famous American Freemasons (most of which I've profiled in my Famous American Freemasons books). 

You can find more information including a complete history of the Order on the Grand Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill website

~Todd E. Creason

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