Past REGC Pins

  • 2021 - Ed Fodrea


    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    I have often found it necessary in this journey of life to stand firmly in my faith. I have come to find though, that sometimes standing was not the correct position. In order to stand tall and strong, I needed to be kneeling.
    This pin represents a kneeling knight clothed in the Armor of God. As warriors, we must put on the full Armor of God. We put on the belt of Truth to stand firmly in the Word. We put on the breastplate of Righteousness to guard our hearts, remaining pure and holy. We put on the shoes of the Gospel to stand firmly on the good news, bringing peace and light to all. We take up the shield of Faith to extinguish doubt, denial and deceit. We put on the helmet of Salvation to keep our minds focused on the tasks we are given to do and we take up the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God to guide and direct our lives.

    Ed Fodrea KCT, GC
  • 2020 - Ed Fodrea


    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    I have often found it necessary in this journey of life to stand firmly in my faith. I have come to find though, that sometimes standing was not the correct position. In order to stand tall and strong, I needed to be kneeling.

    This pin represents a kneeling knight clothed in the Armor of God. As warriors, we must put on the full Armor of God. We put on the belt of Truth to stand firmly in the Word. We put on the breastplate of Righteousness to guard our hearts, remaining pure and holy. We put on the shoes of the Gospel to stand firmly on the good news, bringing peace and light to all. We take up the shield of Faith to extinguish doubt, denial and deceit. We put on the helmet of Salvation to keep our minds focused on the tasks we are given to do and we take up the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God to guide and direct our lives.

    Ed Fodrea KCT, GC
  • 2019 - Michael F Robbins


    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    The concept for my lapel pin for 2019-2020 was conceived and designed by Past Most Illustrious Grand Master and Sir Knight John Bridegroom. I informed John that my vision for this year was for our Sir Knights to be more aggressive in both spreading our Message and recruiting Membership, using the tools of our Order, but most importantly the sword and buckler, when we were told as Pilgrim Warriors to pick up that sword and buckler and to go forth and defend the Christian Religion. The inner part of my pin represents the humble beginnings of our ancient brother, surrounded by the Latin SIGILLVVM MILITVM XPISTI, translated as Seal of the Soldiers of Christ. The shield reminds us that the path to salvation is not easy one and is littered with temptations and obstacles along the way. The black and white within the shield reminds us of the Beauceant, or the battle flag of the ancient Templars, wherein we learn that the Templars were fair and favorable to the friends of Christ, but dark and terrible to his enemies. We bear this banner in memory of our ancient companions and as an incentive to emulate their self-sacrifice and devotion. The crossed swords should remind all of us of our solemn obligation at the Altar as Knights Templar, and that we have all Sealed our Faith at the point of the sword to protect and defend destitute widows, helpless orphans, and the Christian Religion.

    Mike Robbins KCT, GC
  • 2018 - Terry Kehrer


    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    My pin design contains the major elements of the Cross, Crown, the State and our Country. When I look at the Crown, I am reminded of the Crown of Jesus, the Blessed Emanuel, the Prince of Peace, The Great Captain of our Salvation and the King of Kings. When I look at the Cross I am reminded of the love, forgiveness and sacrifice that God gave to us in and through His Son Jesus Christ, who died on the Cross for our sins. In this sign we will conquer (IN HOC SIGNO VINCES). When I look at the State of Indiana I am reminded of the great State in which we live and the freedoms that we enjoy living in this great United States of America. When I look at the Wreath around the Cross, Crown and State I am reminded of the faith that we place in God and all of the things that he has given us. God Bless America.

    Terry L. Kehrer KCT, GC
  • 2017 - Lawrence J. Williams


    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    The inspiration for my pin design comes from an old Knight’s Templar belt buckle that was gifted to me from the widow of a deceased member of my home Commandery. As the Knight’s helmet, at the top of the pin, is looking forward, so should we always be looking forward in every aspect of our lives. Always remember, to keep your faith in the center of your lives and that,
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    “In this sign, you will conquer”.


  • 2016 - Donald D. Olvey


    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    The Cross in the middle of the pin is a constant reminder of the sacrifice our Lord and Savior made for all of us. As Knights Templar we are sworn to protect the Christian religion and this will serve as a daily reminder of that obligation.

    The shape is intended to reminded us of the dedication and loyalty of the men and women in the armed services as well as all first responders, law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency personnel who serve and protect our freedoms and way of life.

    The pin also contains the logos of the Blue Lodge and the three York Rite bodies. Hopefully this will serve as a reminder that as Masons we should strive to promote unity and mutual support within these, and all, Masonic organizations.

  • 2015 - James L. Bolinger


    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    The words In Hoc Signo Vinces means In This Sign You Will Conquer. The cross is also the sign of Christianity and the teaching of Christ. If we believe in Christianity and the teaching of Christ we will always have hope. If we have hope any and all things are possible. I hope you will wear this pin and believe anything is possible.
  • 2014 - Michael D. Ritter


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  • 2013 - Jack F. Wallace



    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    The pin reflects the unity of Chapter, Council and Commandery into one whole York Rite of Free Masonry. Together we are strong and able to carry out all appointed divine and worldly tasks.
  • 2012 - Bobby J. Roberts


    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    The pin reflects the Christian character of our Order on a shield. It is under His banner that we are enlisted. The sword symbolizes our duty as Soldiers of the Cross, Christian Soldiers, and as Christian Masons who defend the Christian religion.
  • 2011 - Paul A. Cole


    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    The pin reflects the Christian character of our Order on a shield. It is under His banner that we are enlisted. The swords symbolize our duty as Soldiers of the Cross, Christian Soldiers, and as Christian Masons who defend the Christian religion. The black and white background denotes the Beauceant and alludes to the prosperity of the Commandery and to the prosperity of this Valiant and Magnanimous Order.

  • 1998 - Robert J. Frazer

     
    The Symbolism and Meaning Behind the Design

    Sheild of Jerusalem, known as "Jerusalem cross of Jerusalem crosses"
    As the arms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the design is traditionally attributed to Godfrey of Bouillon himself. 
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