Saturday, April 23, 2011
MM Degree Aboard USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, TX 4/30/11
On Saturday, April 30th, Oso Naval Lodge No. 1282 in Corpus Christi, Texas will confer the Master Mason degree aboard the U.S.S. Lexington CV-16. This is the first time a Masonic degree has been performed on board the aircraft carrier since she was permanently docked in 1992.
The degree will be presented in the onboard three-story tall Mega-theater, built in the original forward aircraft elevator, which has seating for 193.
Plan to arrive by 8:00AM. Lodge will open at 8:15AM, and the degree will begin at 8:30AM. Lunch will be served after the degree, and you are invited to tour the ship.
Tell the admissions office that you are with the Masons, and you will be required to present a current dues card.
The Lexington was commissioned February 17, 1943, serving the United States longer and setting more records than any other aircraft carrier in the history of naval aviation. The Japanese erroneously reported Lexington sunk on four different occasions during WWII, leading Tokyo Rose to nickname her "The Blue Ghost." Lexington was the oldest working carrier in the U.S. Navy when decommissioned in 1991.
For more information see the South Texas Masons website, or contact District Instructor Mike King at 361-946-0685, or email the lodge at firstname.lastname@example.org.