"I am proud to be a Mason and shall always be happy to number myself among those who uphold those cardinal principles and moral standards of life that are so needed if our organization is to continue on the high level that has been its character from its inception."
Earnest L. Hudson, Jr.
Training & Development Strategist
“I couldn't imagine my life without the disciplinary practice of the principles which Freemasonry espouses. There is a subtle joy, derived from the lifelong developing ability to interpret life through the signs, symbols, and allegories of Masonry, which undercuts my conscience life. Within that joy, there is an immense satisfaction that I share this unique experience with a wide and varied group of men from all over the world.”
Michael A. Hernandez
State Senate Aide
"Freemasonry has been, and continues to be an important part of my personal and professional life. At an individual level, the virtues espoused by the Fraternity are a constant reminder that I must hold myself to a higher standand than that of my peers. Understanding that when I speak, and act I speak not only for myself, but I am for others a representative of the Fraternity as a whole. In this way I help to ensure that the reputation and character, of not only myself, but also the Masonic Fraternity remains unsullied."
"Freemasonry found me at a time in my life when I need what it teaches most. Masonry saved my life and helped lead me in a direction I am proud of.
I found myself by finding my Brothers."
"I've discovered that I was not searching for some particular religious creed that would set me apart from other people. I was in fact discovering some great principles that would enable me to live life at its very best. Principles like faith...hope...charity...wisdom... beauty... truth. I would discover that there is a universal love and respect for all persons of all religious creeds and beliefs. While Masonry has never been a religion for me, it has set before me some very high moral and ethical standards that have supported my religious beliefs."
Why I'm Proud to be a Freemason
Through its teachings, Freemasonry focuses on making good men better.
As our lessons are shared from brother to brother, men become better fathers, and families and communities grow stronger.