The Patriotic Degree (Fourth Degree) ritual added patriotism to the three original principles of the Order: charity, unity and fraternity. Any Knighthood (Third Degree) member in good standing is eligible for membership in the Patriotic Degree. There is no longer a waiting period to join the Patriotic Degree.
The primary purpose of the Patriotic Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights’ respective countries through active membership in local Patriotic Degree groups called assemblies.
Patriotic Degree members must retain their membership as Knighthood Degree members in the local council to remain in good standing.
Sir Knights of the Patriotic Degree deem it an honor and privilege to wear our TRIAD Emblem which features The Dove, The Cross and The Globe