Saturday, May 30, 2015

Knights Templar Cross of Honor

Today my Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine met. It was a standard meeting and we didn't have much to do except ballot on a candidate. Towards the end of the meeting the acting-Recorder and Junior Past Grand Commander of Idaho asked me to meet him at the altar. There he invested me with the Knights Templar Cross of Honor.

I am very humbled and grateful to my Commander and Sir Knights of Idaho Commandery #1 who nominated me, the Grand Commander who approved of the nomination, and the Most Eminent Grand Master of Knights Templar of the USA for awarding it to me. This award was announced at the Grand Banquet of the Grand York Rite of Idaho this past April, but as I was in Washington D.C. working they waited until I was home to bestow it upon me; today's Red Cross of Constantine meeting was the first time Jay and I were both available for the investiture to happen.

The Knights Templar Cross of Honor (KTCH) is awarded by the Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States to Sir Knights for "exceptional and meritorious service rendered to the Order, far beyond the call of duty, and beyond the service usually expected of an officer or member." Each Grand Commandery may nominate one Sir Knight, but with a Grand Commandery over 5,000-members may receive an additional nomination for each additional 5,000-members. The KTCH is not available posthumously nor to past or present Grand Commandery officers.

Recipients of the Knights Templar Cross of Honor are presented with a golden circular medal which contains a purple Patriarchal Cross in the center and bearing the words “KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CROSS OF HONOR” on the outside. This medal is suspended from a red neck ribbon. They also receive a lapel pin and a certificate signed by the Grand Master and Grand Recorder of the Grand Encampment. This award may be worn with the Commandery uniform during all occasions.







1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Brother! If there were more people like you, we could fix this nation in a generation.

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