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Our degree is know as the “Patriotic Degree.”  It was started in 1900 shortly after patriotism was added to the principles of the Knights of Columbus.  About 1,100 knights joined together to form the the Fourth Degree in New York City.

We demonstrate the patriotism of catholic men by participating in, sponsoring, and hosting patriotic events.  We demonstrate to others our faith and heritage.  Some events are formal, but others are just plain fun.


Rain could not stop these veterans from the parade!

Sir Knight Lee Heavlin recently participated in a Caswell County Christmas Parade where area veterans joined Yanceyville veterans to lead the town’s annual Christmas Parade.  He took along his granddaughter, Leanna, for the event.  And, even though it rained that morning, the sun came out during their march.

Leanna Long (left) enjoying the parade

Leanna Long (left) enjoying the parade

Where you find knights, you will find family!  How about you?  Are you demonstrating your faith by participating in charitable, church, community and civic events?