May 12
This day In Masonry

On this date in 1932, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, in Alexandria, Virginia, was dedicated in a very large ceremony, attended by thousands, including the President of the United States, Herbert Hoover.

On this date in 1931, Senator Barry Goldwater (candidate for U.S. President in 1964) received his 1st degree in Arizona Lodge #2, Phoenix AZ. There are no records as to him ever completing his degrees and becoming a Master Mason.

On this date in 1999, the Grand Lodge of D.C., under the leadership of Grand Master Dan L Frederick, voted to recognize the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of D.C.

On this day in 2014 the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. was reopened to visitors after cracks were discovered in it after 2011 Virginia earthquake.