Jean II found an order of chivalry modeled on the Knights of the Round Table. The Order of the Star was intended revive French prestige, and weld the splintered loyalty of his nobles to the Valois monarchy.
Edward II found an order of chivalry modeled on the Knights of the Round Table. The Order of the Garter was dedicated to honor and charity.
135 years after the Freemasons erected their stately lodge in Petaluma, builders of another kind — European honeybees — have spent the summer constructing a home of their own amid the hall’s elaborate parapets.
As Freemasonry demonstrates, the best of all life’s treasures is friendship. Our friends, if many and true, can add more to our happiness than all the riches in the world.
Masons, men of integrity who have been taught to square their actions and plumb their behavior by truth, have become today a powerful force in human society to preserve and strengthen our nation.