I was given this pin by a brother who is in town from Wales for a few months. Something nice about being a Mason in the Washington, D.C. area is that I often get to host or at least meet brothers from all over the world who come here for various purposes. It is always nice when they give small tokens such as this pin – something unique by which I can remember their visit and the time we shared in our fraternal sanctuary. Likewise, I try to have a pocket full of pins from my lodge or perhaps odd pins I came across online that people will find meaningful or interesting. It is like the old days when shop keepers might have candy for children. You don’t see that much anymore. All the same, it is important to give a visitor a small token of thanks for taking the time to be with your lodge.
This pin is definitely one to wear a good bit. I love the Welsh dragon on it. Maybe I will write about some of the other special pins I have received over the years.