Patriarchs Militant

PatriarchsMilitant LOGOThe Patriarchs Militant began in 1841 from uniformed degree camps in the Odd Fellow lodges. The actual Patriarch Militant Degree was complied in 1885 and the first Canton was formed in Louisville, Kentucky.

The purpose of the Patriarchs Militant branch is such that its members are in full dress military uniforms and through participation in parades and public ceremonies which are designed to catch the eye of the public and thus further promote the Order. They are what is known as the showpiece of the Order and bring color and dignity in the formation of honor guards and color parties for other units.


Pano group portrait_IOOF Patriarchs Militant Grand Encampent formation-historical

Historical group portrait of IOOF Patriarchs Militant Grand Encampment formation.

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