Whilbr Heading
Search | Use Google Search
Collection:


Words or Phrase:


Search Method Help Image




Left Nav Image    Home   |   Links   |   Contact Us   |   Facebook   |   Digital Whilbr
Yellow Bar image
Description ImageWhilbr Description
        
 

  


Collection Dropdown Image
Allegany County
Category Divider
Garrett County
Category Divider
Washington County
Category Divider
Civil War in Maryland
Category Divider
Genealogy Resources
Category Divider
Photographs and Prints
 
Hartle's 33rd degree Mason medal


Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



Major General Russell P. Hartle was invited “…to be Present at the Investiture of the Designates to the Rank and Decoration of KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE COURT OF HONOUR Of the Ancient and Accepted Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States…” on December 14, 1945 at the Scottish Rite Temple, in Wichita, Kansas. Hartle was to be awarded his 33rd Degree Rank of Freemasonry.

Receiving the 33rd Degree is the greatest honor that can be bestowed upon a Mason. It is not a rank that one can campaign or strive for. The rank can only be granted and installed through recognition form the Supreme Council, comprised of 33rd Degree Masons.

The Supreme Council awards the 33rd Degree as a way of honoring “outstanding and selfless” work performed in the rite or public life. Members are elected unanimously and are eligible to become honorary members of the Supreme Council.

This is the 33rd Degree Freemason ribbon and pendant presented to Russell Hartle.




ID:
wcrh097

Rights:
Washington County Free Library

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library

Subject:
United States. Army, Biography; World War, 1939-1945, United States; Hartle, Russell P.

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Footer Image     Contact Webmaster  |  Copyright Information Top Line Image