Fifty Year Pin Presentation
Worshipful Master, Distinguished Brother, Brethren and Friends of___________ Lodge, we have heard the reading of the Masonic Record of our Brother we are honoring at this time!
My Brother, within the Sacred Book of Law, which always rests upon our Holy Altar, it is written that length of life is an award bestowed by the Grand Architect of the Universe upon the righteous. The Psalmist has declared that “the days of our years be as three score and ten” and “if by reason of strength they be four score years” the additional days are the heritage of those who fear the name of the Lord!
It has been your blessed privilege to be a Mason for fifty years. For half a century, you have given of your time and substance!
Therefore, my Brother, in recognition of your record as a Mason for fifty years, the Grand Lodge of Texas has seen fit to prepare for presentation to you a gold emblem as a fitting award for your years of Masonic service! (WM-CALLS UP THE LODGE)
My brother, by virtue of the authority in me vested, it is now my happy privilege, for and on behalf of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Texas, to present to you this Texas Grand Lodge award, as a visible token of its fraternal love and grateful appreciation!(invests the brother with the pin)
May you wear this emblem in Health, Happiness and Prosperity: with much pleasure to yourself and with honor to your Grand Lodge, your Lodge and all of the Craft wheresoever dispersed!
We congratulate you upon this high and distinguished recognition. Brother Senior Deacon, conduct our Honored Brother to a seat in the East, upon the left of the Worshipful Master! (WM---SEATS THE LODGE)