At the 198th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. in Columbia, Mo., members of St. Louis Chapter # 22, National Sojourners, Inc., were honored to assist in the rechartering and initiation of 10 new members for Springfield Chapter # 84. Upon completion of the initiation, Regional Representative Dennis Fetter presented the Charter to newly appointed President Carlin Smittle and Secretary James McManigle, of Springfield Chapter # 84.
New Chapter Created
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.
Heroes of '76
Members of St. Louis Chapter No. 22, Heroes of 76 (Albert Pike Camp) were given the honor of presenting our Nations Flag at the 198th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. in Columbia, Mo.