Forget Me Not

Posted: September 24, 2012 in Masonic

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In 1934, soon after Hitler rose to power, Freemasons were being persecuted and masonic property confiscated in Germany, and it became more evident that Freemasonry was in grave danger.

Realising this, Freemasons went undercover  and adopted a little blue flower, the Forget-Me-Not , to replace the traditional Square & Compass as the means for Masons to identify each other without fear of punishment and death.

During the decade of Nazi rule, the Brethren wore the flower on their lapel, refusing to allow Masonry to be extinguished. In 1947, the Grand Lodge of Germany re-opened, and a little lapel lapel pin, depicting that symbolic blue flower was manufactured in memory of those who had survived those bitter years to keep the Masonic light alive.

And so a little blue flower blossomed into a world wide known emblem of Freemasonry, worn with pride by tens of thousands of Brethren

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At the nursery we found some Forget -Me -Not bulbs, and have planted them in our garden. This is to remind me of all Masons who have steadfastly remained true to Masonry, despite persecution, abuse and rebuke.

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