posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:12 AM
I started this thread, because there is so much talk of Freemasonry and their secrets, and hiding of certain degrees of attainment.
Not in my experience.
I recently took this photo on a trip back to my hometown.
Every town and city I know of, has a Freemason Lodge. There is no secret to it at all.
And I have read many obituaries stating the fact of the person being of the 33 degree in Scottish rite.
Suddenly on Monday, May 5, 2008 in his 91st year. Born in New Brunswick on June 26, 1917, Ken led an active life of military service, work in the
volunteer and public sectors as well as hours of volunteerism. Ken enlisted with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks Canadian Army in 1940, rising to
the rank of Major. He served overseas with the 23rd Self-Propelled Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery with the 4th Canadian Division and was wounded in
action just one week prior to the termination of hostilities. Ken continued to serve in the armed forces both at home and abroad. From 1955 to 1956,
he was in Viet Nam with the Truce Commission of the United Nations. This was followed by postings in New Brunswick, Petawawa and Fort Churchill. In
addition to a number of medals already received, he was awarded The Canadian Forces Declaration and Bar prior to his retirement from the Armed Forces
in 1976, with the designation and rank of Major. Ken was proud to follow in the footsteps of his father's distinguished Masonic careers, beginning
with his initiation into St. Andrew's Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 569 in Ottawa in 1954. He was Past Master, Zetland Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 326 G.R.C. (now
Zetland Wilson Lodge A.F.& A.M. No.86 G.R.C.) and served the office of Worshipful Master 1974 and 2000. Ken celebrated fifty years, a member of the
Masonic fraternity in 2004. He was an active member of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada; appointed Director First Aid,
Valley of Toronto 2003. He served as member of First Aid Team Moore Sovereign Consistory, Hamilton, Ontario from 1998 to 2003. Ken was coroneted
Honorary Inspector General 33 A. & A. S.R. September 2007. He was also an active member of York Rite Freemasonry: member, Victoria Chapter No. 205
Royal Arch Masons. Founding member and original First Principal, Fort Prince of Wales Chapter No 20 Royal Arch Masons, Province of Manitoba; appointed
Very Excellent Companion in 1964. He was the Royal and Select Master, The Council of Cryptic Rite Masons of Canada and Knights Templar, Ottawa
Preceptory No.32 Member Red Cross of Constantine, Holy Land Conclave No. 3, The Masonic and Military Orders of the Knights of the Red Cross of
Constantine, KHS and St. John the Evangelist Grand Imperial Conclave of Canada.
For the record, this is not an attempt to insult the family of the deceased person, I have only used this as an example, and my source was a publicly
Do you think this is a case of "Hiding In plain sight?" Or are we just looking for someone to blame?
In essence, are we creating a conspiracy where there is not one?
Yes there are many threads on this topic already. My question is, in YOUR LOCAL AREA, are the Freemasons as open with their Buildings and symbolisms
and membership as they are here?