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The Grand Post of Masonic War Veterans were chartered in 1948, By the Grand Masters of Masons of the State of New York, the Most Worshipful Charles W. Froessel.
With 25 chartered posts throughout the State of New York and growing, the Masonic War Veterans have been carrying our Nations colors whenever requested by the Grand Lodge, District and Local Lodges, the community, and Veterans Parades and activities.
It is through your support that we have been able to do this, and with your continued support through we hope to continue this tradition for many years to come. We are proud of our service to this great nation, our Flag, and Country and enjoy displaying it at Masonic and public functions. We support the Veterans Hospitals, Masonic Building Funds, Camp Turk, National Disasters and wherever help is needed.
Standard of the Grand Post Masonic War Veterans of the State of New York:
The design of the Standard was the result of reviewing the MWV logo and many military Standards, unit flags, crests and patches to arrive at an esthetically pleasing image that would embrace the values of the MWV.
The logo, colors and tassels comprising the Standard are thus explained:
MWV Logo: The gold ring represents the “Circle of Perfection”. The three gold stars represent the Three Masonic Tenents,
Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Derived from these tenets are the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity
Gold: used to emphasise upon wisdom, faith and knowledge contained in the Masonic tenets
White: used to signify light
Black: used to signify darkness
Tassels: In the Hebrew Bible, the Lord spoke to Moses instructing him to tell the Israelites to make tassels (Hebrew tzitzit) on the corners of their garments, to help them to remember all the commandments of the Lord and to keep them (Numbers 15:37-40).
Some background on Standards:
In military organizations, the practice of carrying colors, Standards, flags, or guidons, both to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander, is thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt some 5,000 years ago. The Roman Empire also made battle Standards a part of their vast armies. It was formalized in the armies of Europe in the High Middle Ages, with Standards being emblazoned with the commander’s coat of arms…..