Interested in HORSEBACK RIDING? Lu Lu Temple’s MOUNTED GUARD is looking for a few good men.
There are many Mounted units in the Shrine of North America, but Lu Lu Temple’s Mounted Guard is the “Daddy” of them all. It was conceived in the mind of one man who became the Imperial Potentate and Chairman of the Board of Shriners Hospitals for Children, W. Freeland Kendrick.
In 1914, the nations oldest military organization, the artillery of Massachusetts, was invited to Philadelphia as a guest of Lu Lu Temple. A suitable mounted escort was needed to meet and escort them. Potentate Kendrick organized a unit out of the Shriners membership. The turnout was an instant success.
Ever since that day the red fezzed horsemen have never let the flame of enthusiasm, kindled by organizer Kendrick, die down. They continue to carry out, with justifiable pride, their role as the personal escort to Lu Lu Temple’s Potentate.
Join the “first” mounted unit in Shrinedom.
Interested Shriners are invited to join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month in Room #4 at Lu Lu Temple.