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ABOUT THE WIDOWS SONS GRAND GUARD
Revised Feb 26, 2020
 

OUR FIRST AND FOREMOST PURPOSE...MASONIC FUNERAL RITUAL SERVICES
The  Widows Sons Grand Guard was founded  to assist the local lodges in putting on Masonic Funeral Services.  The  Widows Sons Grand Guard  members will meet and practice under the supervision of those who are presently holding Masonic Funeral Services in their jurisdiction. The goal is to perfect the Funeral Service Ritual and make it a very impressive service for the families of our departed brethren.  We do not want the funeral service to sound like it is being recited from a book or just memorized. We plan to make it a great presentation.

The  Widows Sons Grand Guard  will consist of Funeral Ritual Groups who attend the District's funeral ritual instruction meetings from all of the Masonic Districts of that jurisdiction.  The Widows Sons Grand Guard will assist in putting on Masonic Funeral Services under the direct supervision of those holding the services in that district.

When the Funeral Ritual groups are operating and performing funeral ritual under the direct supervision of those holding funeral services in their district, our first purpose of the
 Widows Sons Grand Guard will be fulfilled. In continuance of this first purpose, the Grand Guard International Funeral Ritual Groups will continue to recruit Masons to join their funeral ritual groups from all districts of  the jurisdiction  to assist those holding funeral services in their districts perform impressive Funeral Ritual Services. Our goal is to have enough funeral ritual groups to present an impressive ceremony and have a memorable attendance at each Masonic Funeral Service.

THE SECOND PURPOSE OF THE GRAND GUARD INTERNATIONAL...HAVING FUN
Each
 Widows Sons Grand Guard group is organized within the boundaries of the Masonic Jurisdiction in which they are a member of, the group's member may be a member of any Masonic district in the jurisdiction and must comply with the Masonic Funeral Ritual Laws of their jurisdiction.


PRIORITIES
The  first and foremost purpose, and PRIORITY of the
 Widows Sons Grand Guard  is to assist, under the supervision of the craft lodges, in providing impressive Masonic Funeral Services.  No other ideologies shall supersede or take PRIORITY over this first purpose.

LOGOS AND REGALIA
The
 Widows Sons Grand Guard will display our own 2.5 inch by 4 inch Grand Guard International logo on our Widows Sons vests, and a lapel pin of the logo for the suit worn in ritual.



 Our Funeral Service dress requirement for a funeral service is a black suit, white shirt, black tie, black socks and black shoes, a solid white apron, and white gloves with no hats or caps, unless changed by request of the district holding the service. We shall not wear any GGI regalia other than a Widows Sons Grand Guard lapel pin.

OUR CONDUCT
As members of the
Widows Sons Grand Guard, we will always conduct ourselves within the due bounds of Freemasonry, while being always in compliance with The District Funeral Ritual Director's wishes.  The  Widows Sons Grand Guard will  NOT solicit donations from any Masonic Lodges or Masonic bodies. We are self-supporting and raise our own needed funds through our own fund raising programs, or from our members who wish to donate.

WIDOWS SONS GRAND GUARD STRUCTURE
The
Widows Sons Grand Guard will have no officers from the group. The Director selected by your District to rule and guide the Masonic Funeral Ritual in your districts will be the person you report to.

HOW TO JOIN OR FORM A DIVISION
If you are a member of a WSMRA Recognized Widows Sons Chapter and you are interested in assisting your Masonic District in performing impressive funeral ritual,  please
contact us,  but keep in mind that funeral services are our  PRIORITY.


We can be contacted by
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