Novembers Message

Every year on November 8th, we are fortunate enough to celebrate the fraternity that we all cherish so deeply. Therefore, we ask that everyone in our organization observe Frank S. Land Day by showing appreciation to all involved in DeMolay.

Frank S. Land Day is also a special opportunity for every Chevalier recipient to come together to break bread in the spirit of brotherhood, the values of DeMolay International, and Dad Land’s vision.

At a time when many young men were without role models, father figures, and clear direction, Dad Frank S. Land began working toward a purpose that could positively impact young men for over a century to come. He fostered his vision, bringing meaning to what he thought could benefit young men and help them better themselves, those around them, their communities, and our world. Today, our youth’s challenges continue to change, but our purpose remains the same.

For over a century, we have seen young men positively influenced by outstanding advisors, mentors, and brothers. As a result, young men are provided with skills and experiences they will carry into the real world to create a prosperous future. Young men are given a safe place to learn, the opportunity to be a part of a team, and begin their journey to successful lives ahead of them. None of this would be possible without Dad Frank S. Land seeing a need, having a vision, and acting on it for the benefit of young men around the world.

As you gather with your brothers, mentors, and advisors to observe this Frank S. Land Day, I’d like to ask you to think of all those who constantly emulate the vision of our founder. Always seeking to help those around them, better their community, and guide others through opportunities for growth. Coming together on this day shows that you represent that vision yourself, be proud of your journey, and be grateful for those who have introduced you to it. On this day also, I ask you to think of those who could benefit from this same experience, share your DeMolay experience with them, and allow them to see how DeMolay can make such a difference in their lives and the lives of those around them.

Take the time to reflect and celebrate Dad Land’s vision, DeMolay International’s purpose, the memories and friendships you’ve made, the lessons you’ve learned, and the opportunities you’ve been given through your experience.

We look to DeMolay to make young men exceptional leaders who will continue to benefit our communities for years to come. I know that as long as Dad Frank S. Land’s vision remains alive, as long as the spirit of brotherhood continues to strive, we will continue to change the world for the better. The future is DeMolay.

Jon R. Sellars, GC
Grand Master

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