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The Patriotic Degree's (also known as the "The Fourth Degree") primary purpose is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship, and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Patriotic Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Last year, Patriotic Degree Knights raised more than $500,000 for the planned National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Certain members of the Patriotic Degree promote the virtue of patriotism by serving in honor guards, color corps and promoting respect for country and the flag.

K of C established a $1 million "Knights of Columbus Heroes Fund"
In Aftermath of New York, Pentagon Attacks
New Haven, CT09/13/2001
The Knights of Columbus has established a $1 million "Knights of Columbus Heroes Fund" for families of all full-time professional law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who have lost their lives or may yet lose their lives in the rescue and recovery efforts under way at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The fund was announced by Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson in a news conference Thursday, Sept. 13. Affected families will each receive $3,000 from the Knights of Columbus in recognition of the ultimate sacrifice made by their loved ones. Families who qualify should call the Knights of Columbus at 1-800-380-9995.

The supreme knight was joined by telephone with the organization’s national chaplain, Bishop Thomas V. Daily of Brooklyn, N.Y. Bishop Daily offered his prayers for the victims of the bombing and read from the statement Pope John Paul II released in the aftermath of the attacks.

Remember our Brother Knights lost on September 11 in N.Y.C. and Washington D.C.

Donald DiTullio, Council 70
James P. Quinn, Council 126
Richard Rodriguez, Council 299
Hubert P. Hinds, Council 378
Robert Crawford, Council 497
Thomas M. Butler, Council 821
William Casper, Council 1029
Jeffrey A. Palazzo, Council 1073
Donald A. Foreman, Council 1694
Daniel F. McGinley, Council 1736
Anthony P. Infante Jr., Council 2086
Richard G. Catarelli, Council 2204
John D. Yamnicky, Council 2293
Edward T. Keane, Council 2561
Walter Hynes, Council 2672
Liam D. Callahan, Council 3359
James A. Haran, Council 3481
Lee S. Fehling, Council 3698
Kevin M. Prior, Councnil 3689
Michael J.Cawley, Council 3701
Edward C. Murphy, Council 3969
Nolton Davis, Council 4076


John G. Ueltzhoeffer, Council 4186
Donald J. Burns, Council 4428
Raymond M. Downey, Council 4428
Joseph V. Vigiano, Council 4428
Carlos Dominquez, Council 4661
Charles M. Mills, Council 4757
Joseph L. Howard, Council 4815
Emeric J. Harvey, Council 4885
James F. Lynch, Council 4885
John M. Griffin, Council 5257
Charles J. Houston, Council 5989
Charles Mendez, Council 5989
Lawrence G. Veiling, Council 5989
Timothy J. Maude, Council 6138
Mark F. Broderick, Council 6424
Charles G. Costello, Council 6424
Patrick A. Hoey, Council 6552
Herman C. Broghammer, Council 6561
David J. Grimner, Council 6561
Daniel O'Callaghan, Council 7262
Charles A. Droz, Council 7992
Robert J. Hymel, Council 8183


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