Missouri Governor Mike Parson Signs Bill into Law Declaring Missouri DeMolay as an Institution of Higher Education and March 18th of Each Year as “DeMolay Day”
“Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninety-eighth General Assembly, First Regular Session, the House of Representatives therein, hereby recognize Missouri DeMolay as an Institution of Higher Education and designate March 18th of each year as DeMolay Day and recommend that the citizens of the state engage in activities and conscious awareness to highlight the importance of youth leadership, rewarding higher-education and learning the cultural and historical significance of Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Religion, and Freedom of Speech, in conjunction with the recognition of the consecrated leadership and wisdom of those who came before us who established, fought and died for the perpetuation and preservation of such high universal ideals throughout the world.”
On Friday, July 13, 2018, representatives of Missouri DeMolay gathered at Missouri State Capitol with Governor Mike Parson who signed the “DeMolay Bill” effectively into law for the State of Missouri. Governor Parson was also made a Personal Representative of Missouri DeMolay, as well as an Honorary DeMolay of the original Mother Chapter. Missouri DeMolay would like to extend sincere thanks and gratitude to the Governor for his support for the youth of Missouri DeMolay, as well as the Missouri House and Senate for unanimously passing the bill through the legislative process. A special thank you also to those in Missouri DeMolay who worked tirelessly over the past year for making this dream become reality.
The LIGHT Foundation applauds the program and vision of Missouri DeMolay through their work in youth civic responsibility and leadership development.