We are the heirs to a legacy that spans generations. From the founding of the first Grand Lodge in London, England in 1717 to the founding of the first Masonic Lodge in Whittier over 100 years ago. Masons have worked to support their communities and each other. Looking over the history of our country and the world, many men who have been instrumental to the founding of nations, invention and discovery, government, learning and the arts have been members of our craft. We can look back with pride at who we have been and what we have done.
But we also look forward. It is our duty to proceed in the footsteps of those who came before us and continue the legacy of action for the betterment of our communities and the world. Masons today strenuously promote a quality free and public education because an informed citizenry is the backbone of democracy. Masons gather together to promote morality and virtue and improve themselves so that they can be exemplary in their life and conduct. We live with the hope that we can, through works great and small, leave the world a better place than we found it.
We are Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California.