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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Worshipful Master Keith Gordon, Operative Lodge #308

2014 Operative Lodge #308 Worshipful Master Keith Gordon (in the middle) with installing officers Worshipful Brother Jim Trotter (PM), Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Mike Aves Sr., Most Worshipful Brother D. Dean Johnson, and Worshipful Brother Lane Shaver (PM).

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Knights Templar Honor Guard

Sir Knights Rusty Hill, Wade Sheeler, Tom Megel, and Mike Miller (not pictured) assisted in the installation of officers at King David Lodge #407 in Altoona, Iowa on January 7, 2014. Megel, as the 2013 Eminent Commander of Temple Commandery #4 in Des Moines, initiated this practice of performing an honor guard at the officer installation ceremonies in the Des Moines area. The Sir Knights march into the Lodge room, present swords, and form an arch of steel in honor of the new Worshipful Master and other officers of the Masonic Lodge. The honor guard performed by the Knights Templar is a way to show respect and add to the dignity of the officer installation ceremony. Other Sir Knights participating in these honor guards at local Lodges include Dan Hobson, Ken Brickman, and Charlie Smithson. More information on Temple Commandery #4 in Des Moines can be found at this link.