Gen. Douglas MacArthur Lodge #853, F&AM
A Band of Brothers who value the actual application of the Three Principal Tenets of Masonry - brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.
What greater cement to forge the bond of friendship and brotherly love than fostering projects and activities that stood up to the principles and beliefs of the brotherhood. In its quest to solidify its fraternal bond, GDML has gone full measure in the exercise of the tenets of freemasonry.
Behold the GDML Strong projects and activities!
Masonry is the world's first and largest fraternal organization.
It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place.
For 300 yeras, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities fo fellowship, charity and the search for truth - within ourselves and the larger world
Making True Friends
Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.
Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being active members of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.
Having An Impact
As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Gen. Douglas MacArthur Lodge #853, we are part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.