Who Would Want to Be A Mason
Who would not be a Mason And wear the apron white? And feel the bonds of friendship The rich and poor unite? To know Masonic virtues, To do Masonic deeds? And sympathetic minister Unto a Brother's needs? Who would not be a Mason And join the brethren true? To see our noble teachings Their glorious work pursue? To feel a bond Fraternal Is theirs where'er they go? And find a hearty welcome As they journey to and fro? Who would not be a Mason A craftsman just and fair, To meet on the Level And part on the Square? To hear the voice of Charity, Where'er our Lodges be? And to know our Grips and Passwords And share in all our glee? Who would not be a Mason To labor day by day? And laboring try to lessen The thorns upon life's way? To help to form a column, All perfect and complete? Fit for building that great Temple Wherein we hope to meet?
by Brother Charles F. Forshaw, M.D.
The Mission of the Grand Lodge of Virginia is to teach and perpetuate a way of life that promotes the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God and to assist Lodges to grow and prosper.
The Vision of the Grand Lodge of Virginia is to be the premier organization composed of men of integrity and character, who are honest, true to their word, believe in God, are devoted to family, charitable in their community, and courteous and helpful to each other.