The Purposes of National Sojourners shall be to organize current and former members of the uniformed forces of the United States, and Honorary Members, who are Master Masons and U.S. citizens into Chapters, for the promotion of good fellowship among its members, for assisting such as may be overtaken by adversity or affliction, for cultivating Masonic ideals, for supporting all patriotic aims and activities in Masonry, for developing true Patriotism and Americanism throughout the Nation, for bringing together representatives of the uniformed forces of the United States (past and present) in a united effort to further the military need of National Defense, and for opposing any influence whatsoever calculated to weaken the National Security.
National Sojourners believe in God as the Supreme Architect of the Universe. We hold that political, economic, and social problems are subsidiary to and ever separate from that steadfast belief in God.
We maintain that God must motivate man, if present day problems are to be solved, and we urge active participation in maintaining that Government for which our forefathers fought. Sojourners, remember that George Washington once said, "When we assumed the soldier we did not lay aside the citizen.”
You must be a Master Mason and hold a current dues card. You must be serving or have served in the Armed Forces of the United States (or a country allied with the United States in time of war) or be elected as an Honorary Member by the members of the Chapter.
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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.
PURPOSES OF NATIONAL SOJOURNERS
We will not forget
St. Louis Chapter No. 22