The story behind the Masonic Forget Me-Not.

Shortly after Hitlerís rise to power, possibly as early as 1934, there was an awareness that Freemasonry was in danger. The German Grand Lodge realized the imminent problems, which faced them and stated to wear this little blue flower, the Forget Me-Not in place of the Square and Compasses, to identify them as Masons. It was felt that the Forget Me-Not would provide Brethren with an identification lessening the risk of possible recognition in public by the Nazis, as Freemasonry went under cover, so the Forget Me-Not assumed the role as a symbol of Masonry surviving throughout the reign of darkness. When the German Grand Lodge was reopened in 1947 the Forget Me-not was officially adopted as an official Masonic emblem. (In Honor of the thousands of valiant Brethren who carried on their mason work under adverse conditions.) This simple flower blossomed forth to become the Fraternity's meaningful emblem and perhaps the most widely worn in the world today. While on holiday I met brethren who told me about the story and also told me that brethren now use the Forget Me-Not as a small car window sticker as identification to other Brethren.