Olympia Chapter Alumni Hall of Fame
On November 10, 1922, Olympia Chapter -International Order of DeMolay was granted its' Charter. In the following years hundreds of young men passed through the Chapter doors and took the Obligation to live the life of A DeMolay. Many young men excelled even the high ideals given to every DeMolay. Those young men have been recorded in the records of DeMolay International and also proudly displayed here. *
The Degree of the Chevalier
The Degree of Chevalier is the highest honor which can be bestowed on an Active DeMolay. The nominee must be at least seventeen years of age or older and have been a member of the Order of DeMolay in good standing for at least two years to be eligible for consideration for nomination. A Senior DeMolay is eligible to receive the Honor. The citation is for outstanding and marked DeMolay activity and labor.
The Degree cannot be applied for, and the nomination is made without the knowledge of the DeMolay who is honored. The unanimous vote of the Supreme Council in Annual Session is required to elect a nominee to the Degree of Chevalier. Any person who fails to observe secrecy as to the consideration for or action on any nomination for the Degree of Chevalier shall himself be subject to removal of his own honors or to removal from his offices and memberships.
Regalia includes a gold medallion with a bust in relief of Jacques DeMolay encircled by a ring of red enamel suspended from a gold cordon and a silver ring worn on the third finger of the left hand.
The Legion of Honor
The Legion of Honor is the highest Degree and Honor awarded to Senior DeMolay and Freemasons. A Senior DeMolay may be conferred the Legion of Honor (LOH) for outstanding leadership in some field of endeavor, service to humanity, or for success in fraternal life, including adult service to the Order of DeMolay.
A Freemason, who has performed unusual and meritorious service in behalf of the Order of DeMolay, or who has evidenced a spirit of cooperation and appreciation for the Order of DeMolay, may be conferred the Honorary Legion of Honor (HLOH). The Honorary Legion of Honor shall not be given only for service on an Advisory Council.
No one may apply for this distinction, and a nominee or the membership of a DeMolay Chapter, must have no knowledge of the nomination. Failure to observe secrecy concerning the nomination subjects the nominee to the penalty of not being considered.
Regalia consists of a gold and blue enameled cross medallion with nine stars suspended from a red cordon for an Active Legionnaire and a white cordon for an Honorary Legionnaire. The cross is mounted on an encircling wreath with crossed swords and surrounded by a coronet above which is a red enameled Teutonic Cross. A gold ring with a red Maltese cross for an Active Legionnaire and white Maltese cross for an Honorary Legionnaire is worn on the little finger of the right hand.