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The Order of DeMolay, now DeMolay International, was founded in 1919 by Frank Sherman Land, a successful businessman and Master Mason in Kansas City, Missouri. During World War I Land became concerned with the plight of young men who had lost their fathers during the war. After meeting with a fatherless boy, Louis C. Lower, in January 1919, he decided there was a need for an organization where they could associate with others of their age and learn responsibility and other life skills.


DeMolay, a premier international youth leadership organization, is striving to shape young men into leaders of character.

By epitomizing timeless values, and accepting the challenge of leadership - both of character and of action - the young men of DeMolay transform themselves into citizens of the highest caliber.

DeMolay is an inclusive organization that only asks of young men interested to believe in a higher being.

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