NMJ Veteran Recognition Programs
In the fall of 2019, we will be recognizing all members of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America who are Veterans of the US armed forces. Many programs and activities are being planned amongst the Valleys in the NMJ.
The two key aspects of our 2019 Veterans recognition will include the Sammy Lee Davis Veterans recognition pin and certificate and the 32nd degree veterans jewel to be presented to all 32nd degree candidates for fall 2019 classes.
The Sammy Lee Davis Recognition pin may be presented at any time that the Valley feels may be appropriate. Pins will be shipped to each Valley. Certificates will be automatically generated and will be shipped on a quarterly basis once the Member has entered his information directly into the Member Center or the Valley Secretary has updated his member record in MDS.
The Veteran’s pocket jewel will be given free of charge to all candidates receiving the 32nd degree in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction during the fall 2019 classes. It may also be purchased by any 32nd degree member for a price that will be around $30.
The 2019 fall class jewel will come with two options. One will be a special veteran’s pin in the center of the ribbon and the alternative pin for non-veterans will be the Square & Compasses.
In preparation for the fall classes, the new online application has been updated to request US military service information so that we may have some heads up regarding the pocket jewel requirements for the classes.
Updating Military Service Records In Member Center
If you have not already done so, we encourage you to update your Military Service Record in the Member Center. If you are a first time visitor, you will need to create your account by clicking on “New User”, enter your member number and date of birth in MM/DD/YYYY format. It will then guide you through the setup process.
If you are an existing user in Member Center, you will need to follow these easy steps to update your Military Service Record:
- Login To Your Member Center Account Using Your Email & Password
- Click On Account Information
- On The Left-Hand Side, Click on Manage Personal Information
- Under Manage Personal Details/Military Service, Click Add
- Enter Your Service Brand
- Enter Your Discharge Type
- Enter Your Service Start Date In MM/DD/YYYY Format
- Enter Your Service End Date In MM/DD/YYYY Format
- Click Save
That’s all it takes! Please note that the Member Center is currently only able to accept one service record. If you have served multiple branches of the military, please enter your initial record. Once you have completed this, your Veterans Recognition Certificate will be printed and mailed to your home valley for presentation. We thank you for your service!