National Sojourners®

"When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen."

Americanism Programs

Patriotic Programs & Services

Programs range in duration from 10 to 50 minutes and are scalable to meet specific time constraints.

Building the Flag

Sojourners in colonial uniform explain some of the flag’s special features, and answer many intriguing questions about our Flag as it literally takes shape stripe by strip and star by star before your very eyes. And, if you listen closely, you will even hear a beautiful soliloquy known as “Old Glory Speaks.” This is a wonderful program for those of all ages and particularly the youth of our Nation to gain new insights about the flag to which we are so privileged to pledge our allegiance.

Historic Flags

From banner to battle flag, Sojourners in colonial uniform parade and tell the story of some 15 historical flags which played a vital role in our country’s heritage.

Folding the Flag

The Folding the Flag Program, conducted by Sojourners in colonial uniform, is designed to provide instruction on how to properly fold the flag. During the program, the meaning of each fold and the final triangular shape is also explained.

Toast to the Flag

The Flag holds a very special place in the hearts of all Sojourners, and this feeling finds no better expression than in our Toast to the Flag. Sojourners are often called upon to assist in the patriotic openings of youth events and regularly offer The Toast at other like events, which pays tribute to the RED, WHITE, and BLUE of our National Ensign. Here is an example of this presentation.

When Duty’s Done

This moving ceremony, also conducted in our colonial uniforms, teaches and demonstrates the proper method for retiring and disposing of US Flags that are tattered, soiled, torn, or no longer serviceable.

Custom Services

These include uniformed (usually Colonial uniforms and in some instances US Military uniforms) Color Guards for parades, flag pageants, civic events, historic celebrations, Masonic event openings (Lodge Installations and Grand Annual Communications), and other national patriotic observances of our American heritage.

Educational Programs

Story of National Sojourners

Our Sojourners roots date back to 1898 and the Spanish American War.  The Story of National Sojourners, captures the long and colorful history of our organization, and brings one into the present with some of the exciting details the Masons who made our organization possible, a legacy we are endeavoring to preserve through educational presentations such as these.

By The Dawn’s Early Light

By the Dawn’s Early Light is a program that tells the story of the Star Spangled Banner and concludes with the singing of the National Anthem.

The History of the Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance programs traces the history and evolution of the Pledge of Allegiance and emphasizes the proper etiquette for its recitation.

Masonic Programs

Attention Lodge and Grand Lodge Officers: Need a patriotic program or Color Guard? Contact us!

Masonic Programs & Services include ALL programs and services listed under Patriotic Programs & Services and Educational Programs plus the following:

Lodge of Military Tribute Ceremony

This public untiled ceremony usually performed in a Blue Lodge setting by Sojourners in colonial regalia is designed to attract and recognize military veterans. Accordingly, the ceremony may be used to introduce prospects to the Craft. Note that the ceremony may alternatively be used to recognize all Masons who have served. The ceremony requires the approval of your Grand Master before it may be presented.