Va­cant chair cer­e­mony

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE empty or va­cant chair cer­e­mony is held ev­ery sec­ond year by the Gayn­dah Ma­sonic Lodge mem­bers, the Tues­day night be­fore An­zac Day.

This mov­ing event dates back to 1875, a decade af­ter the close of the Amer­i­can Civil War when it was used in Ma­sonic lodges to pay trib­ute to those who did not re­turn from the war. Since then it has also been used by many lodges at Re­mem­brance Day to pay homage to those Brother Ma­sons who fell dur­ing WWI, WWII, and other wars.

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