Knights of Pythias, Part 2

Fairview Cemetery, Galion, Ohio

Fairview Cemetery, Galion, Ohio

In the center triangle of the metal marker above are featured many of the symbols that are significant to the Knights of Pythias.  The profile of a knight’s helmet, with a falcon (a symbol of vigilance) sits atop a shield surrounded by crossed battle axes, which represents the weapons that were used against their enemies.  In the other three triangles are the three letters, “F”, “C”, and “B”, which stand for their motto, FRIENDSHIP, CHARITY, and BENEVOLENCE, .

 

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