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Change in Vigil Honor Totem


Grand Lodge Votes to Change Third Degree (Vigil Honor) Symbol from Triangle to an Arrowhead with Arrow and Local Lodge Totem.

At the 1931 Grand Lodge Meeting the delegates unanimously passed a motion to change the Third Degree (Vigil Honor) symbol from a triangle to an arrowhead with arrow superimposed on it, upon which was placed the totem of the local lodge. There is no evidence that the new Vigil Honor totem was ever used or produced and this action was reversed at the next Grand Lodge Meeting in 1933. Nine years later this design concept became the basis of the design of the Distinguished Service Award.