First Responder Lapel Pin Recognition
An opportunity to recognize members of our Masonic Family and Community, the First Responder Award is a “Thank You” to those who serve (or have served) and an opportunity for the Council to reach “to and through the Lodge” to show that Masonry respects those who dedicated their lives to preserving our communities.
- RECIPIENTS – Any Qualified First Responder
- This Includes Past Service – Retirees or Those Who Went on to Other Careers are Eligible
- SPONSOR MUST BE – A Cryptic Mason
- AWARDED – Upon Submission/At Event
- RECOGNIZING – Community Service
This award may be presented by ANY Masonic Family body that wishes to recognize a qualifying individual. The certificate presented will reflect the sponsoring body and be signed by the presiding officer and secretary/recorder of that body.
The award is given for protecting and preserving our way of life, the inverted triangle denotes that their purpose is borne of the divine love of life and liberty, the angels representing both how we see their contributions and a hope for their protection and guidance from above, each of the symbols for First Responders on the face, surrounded by a not-so-mysterious nine stars, three for each denoting that we seek (knock) their help, and in the center, the Cryptic symbol which shows our reference, surrounded by our understanding of the mortal plane but our belief that we are enfolded by the same divine love.