Grand Commandery

of Knights Templar of the State of Indiana

2016 Right Eminent Grand Commander's Pin

Donald D. Olvey


The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

The Cross in the middle of the pin is a constant reminder of the sacrifice our Lord and Savior made for all of us. As Knights Templar we are sworn to protect the Christian religion and this will serve as a daily reminder of that obligation.

The shape is intended to reminded us of the dedication and loyalty of the men and women in the armed services as well as all first responders, law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency personnel who serve and protect our freedoms and way of life.

The pin also contains the logos of the Blue Lodge and the three York Rite bodies. Hopefully this will serve as a reminder that as Masons we should strive to promote unity and mutual support within these, and all, Masonic organizations.