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.