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An incident reported in the 1964 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Colorado is of more than local interest. Carbondale Lodge No. 82 of that Jurisdiction in November, 1963, received the gift of a small flag that is the only one of its kind in existence. It is a flag of silk with letters and Masonic insignia of silver on a field of blue. It accompanied Bro. Leroy Gordon Cooper, a member of that Lodge, on his space flight of May 16 and 17, 1963, when he orbited the earth twenty-two times in his Mercury space capsule "Faith 7," the name given to it by Brother Cooper. Since the weight of everything in the capsule was precisely reckoned in ounces, we can realize our brother’s devotion to the Craft when he included this flag in the equipment which he carried.
From Masonry in Manitoba

Reprinted from The Freemason, Canada’s National Masonic Magazine. June/July 1977 vol. 97, no. 2 M.F. Beach, ed. p. 6.

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