COLUMBUS - State Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) today presented a resolution commemorating the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry. 
 
“The Masonic Fraternity has consistently provided men of all backgrounds with the opportunity to unite in brotherhood and faith,” said Balderson. “Freemasonry allows for its members to continually contribute to the improvement of their communities and, by extension, themselves.”
 
Freemasonry is widely recognized as the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Older than Ohio itself, Freemasonry was officially founded in London, England in 1717, when the first Grand Lodge was established.
 
There are currently over 3.5 million Freemasons worldwide. The state of Ohio has more than 120,000 Masons and 530 local lodges.

 
 
 
  
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