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Staunchly dedicated to Americanism, patriotism, and the Masonic fraternity, National Sojourners promote good fellowship among its members, assist those who may be overtaken by adversity or affliction, further the military need of national defense, and oppose any influence whatsoever calculated to weaken the national security. They work to achieve their purposes by recognizing students with military interests and by proclaiming, demonstrating and teaching Americanism and patriotism.

Its members are Master Masons who are U.S. citizens and commissioned or warrant officers, and senior non-commissioned officers, past and present, of the uniformed services of the United States, having served honorably in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

Across Pennsylvania, there are eight chapters of the National Sojourners: Benjamin Franklin No. 16, Philadelphia; Fort Pitt No. 38, Pittsburgh; Harrisburg No. 76; Carlisle No, 130; Lancaster No. 292; Valley Forge No. 444, Phoenixville; Lycoming No. 509, Williamsport; and Penmar No. 532, Waynesboro.

Grand Master Cunningham, a member of Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the National Sojourners, is greeted by the President, John Roberts (center), and the Secretary, Hugh McGinnis (right), before a meeting at the Orion Club, Willow Grove.