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Patriotic Education

Patriotic education is the lifeblood of the Fourth Degree. It begins with our “leading by example” to children, teens and adults, and expands to the local community and beyond. The breadth of Patriotic education spans into a number of programs that each Assembly can present to community and civic groups, schools and parishes alike, including: an understanding of the Pledge of Allegiance; What is so special about our republic?; What is the symbolic meaning of our flag?; What is proper flag protocol?; What does it mean to be one nation under God?; What is thee significance of national holidays; and a better understanding of American History, especially the role of Catholicism in our nation's history.

Patriotic education in the community can range from Sir Knights as individuals and Assemblies involved in school essay contests, Boy Scouts and American Heritage Girls assistance, flag retirement ceremonies, Maryland and American history commemorative events, veteran support and even letters to the editor in defense of religious liberty and justice.

Every year, each Assembly should have at least one “ordinary” and one “extraordinary” Patriotic Education event. The minimum expectation is to have a sound “Good of the Order” program at each Fourth Degree meeting. Almost any “Ordinary” Fourth Degree activity can become an “extraordinary” Patriotic Education event with just a little “extra” creativity and emphasis.

Ideas and success stories will be complied and disseminated to all Assemblies for consideration. We will also work with interested school teachers to develop appropriate lesson plans for patriotic education on flag protocol, national holidays, flag symbolism and more.

District Prayer Intentions

  • For peace and a cessation of pain for SK William C. Kuchmas, III, PSD, and for his family as he enters hospice care.
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Dr. Donald E. Bouchard, DDS
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Lady Thelma Rice
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK Tom Casey
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK Anthony I Colbert, PSD, FDD, PGK, PFN, FS
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Steve Holowenzak
  • For teh return to health and speedy recovery of Sara Anderson
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Ray DeVous
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Maruice Mann
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Liz Marcus
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Bob Jack
  • For the return to health and cure of cancer of Ed Madden
  • For the return to health and cure of cancer for Yoshitaka Takeuchi
  • For tthe return to health and cure of cancer of SK Ed & Lady Janet  Madden
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Eileen Santangelo
  • For the private intentions of Matt Santangelo
  • For the repose of the soul of Susan Wolf
  • For the repose of the soul of Addie McBride
  • For the repose of the soul of Thomas J. Donnellan
  • For the repose of the souls of the victims of the shooting in Parkland, FL, for the consolation of their friends and families, and the healing of their community and our nation.
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