The Order of DeMolay honors and respects those who have served our country in the military, particularly those individuals who have paid the ultimate sacrifice of offering their lives in the defense of freedom. But, we are quick to acknowledge that there is a patriotism of peace as well as a heroism of war.
Many of our young men will not serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, nevertheless they are expected to be good citizens who actively participate in public discourse and who serve their communities well. The discussion of religion and politics is forbidden inside the chapter (as it is in all Masonic organizations), however patriotism and civic duty are openly encouraged. No DeMolay chapter can open without the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to remind us of our duties to our nation.
Patriotism is so important to DeMolay that two of our seven mandatory Obligatory Days (days that we are called to especially remember a certain topic or person) deal with patriotic issues. They are Patriot’s Day (in February) and My Government Day (in July).
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