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Our Organization

This project is the work of Zeredatha-White Rose Lodge No. 451, F.&A.M., in York, Pennsylvania. Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Today, there are more than two million Freemasons in North America. Masons represent virtually every occupation and profession, yet within the Fraternity, all meet as equals. Masons are bound together by oaths based on the traditions of the medieval stonemason guilds and all Masonic law, legends, and customs are based on the Ancient Charges of those guilds. Masons obligate themselves to practice brotherly love, relief, secrecy, equality, and to uphold the ancient practices of the fraternity. Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole.