On June 6, 1876, the Imperial Council, the original governing body of the Shriners fraternity, was founded. To honor this important milestone in Shriners history, Shriners International has declared June 6 as Shriners International Awareness Day.
On this day, Shriners everywhere are encouraged to celebrate their fraternity, raise awareness of its importance in their communities and the impact the Shriners have around the world; to share stories about and educate others on the ways the fraternity improves the lives of children; and to invite others to become members and share in the mission and values of the fraternity.
The leadership of Shriners International is mindful that June 6 is also honored as D-Day, the day in 1944 when Allied forces landed on the beach in Normandy to begin the invasion of northern France. Shriners International honors the valor and courage of everyone who served on D-Day. Many historic events happen on a single day; and June 6 holds a special meaning for the fraternity.
To Shriners around the world… we say thank you, for all that you do!
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