The insignia was designed by the founder of our great Order, “DAD” Frank S. Land. He designed it as a pin and symbol that recognizes us as DeMolays. This emblem is to be worn only by DeMolays and their representatives. Every part of this insignia has a particular significance, and we as DeMolays should know them by heart.
The Crossed Swords denote justice, fortitude, and mercy. They symbolize the unceasing battle of DeMolay against arrogance, despotism, and ignorance.1 of 6
The Crown is symbolic of the Crown of Youth and constantly reminds a DeMolay of his obligations and the seven precepts of his Order: Filial Love, Reverence for Sacred Things, Courtesy, Comradeship, Fidelity, Cleanness and Patriotism.2 of 6
The Ten Red Rubies honor our Founder and the original nine members of DeMolay. In the beginning, the emblem had ten pearls, but as each founding member passed away, they were replaced with rubies.3 of 6
The Helmet is emblematic of chivalry, and inspires members to display a high quality of character.4 of 6
The White Cross symbolizes the purity of our intentions, and encourages us to always remember the motto of the organization, “No DeMolay shall fail as a citizen, as a leader, or as a man.”5 of 6