The ties of military veterans and the Knights go back to the Order’s beginning. The first supreme knight, James Mullen, was a veteran of the Civil War serving with the Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.
Recognition and remembrance of America’s soldiers was part of the Knights’ 1920 pilgrimage in Europe. The pilgrims visited the Romaygne-Argonne Cemetery, now the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-Sous-Montfaucon, France.
Today’s Knights continue service to active members of the military and veterans with a variety of initiatives including Warriors to Lourdes.
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