Order of DeMolay

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The Order of DeMolay is an international youth fraternity for young men between the ages of 12 to 21, members who reach the age of 21 are refered to as 'Senior DeMolays.' It is founded on the Principles of Freemasonry, and serves to teach young men moral principles through a fun program that the young men develop.

The Order was founded in 1919 in the United States of America by Frank Sherman Land and nine young men. Since then the organization has spread to 12 others countries around the world including Aruba, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Panama, Philippines and Portugal. There are over one million Senior DeMolays and 18,000 active DeMolays.

The organization is named after Jacques de Molay a knight and crusader from the 13th and 14th centuries. Jacques de Molay was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. DeMolay members are supposed to model their conduct after his example of loyalty and fidelity.

Notable Senior DeMolay's include Bill Clinton, Walter Cronkite, John Wayne, Paul Harvey, Walt Disney, Pete Rose, John Steinbeck, John Wendell Haney, Jason Wichlacz, Aaron (Emo)Cohen Dan Rather and Colin Osmar.

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