Fourth Degree Knights are retiring current uniforms

HONOR GUARD–Pictured is the Fort Kaskaskia Assembly Honor Guard at the 100th Anniversary of Evansville Council 1952. They are: Past Faithful Navigator Mark Scheffert, Robert Mudd, Gilbert Birk, Scott Chambers, David Young, David Walter, Carl Scheffert, Don Emgee, Joe O’Toole, Faithful Navigator Tim Buehler, and Honor Guard Commander Steven “Beaver” Stefani, at center.

The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Honor Guard, which is present at religious, and community activities will be changing.

After 79 years, the distinct tuxedos, capes and chapeaus of the Fourth Degree Honor Guard will be retired. Blazers, ties and berets will take their place. Over the past two years, the honor guard has been transforming into the newly updated attire.

“It is not about regalia, but more about what the honor guard represents. The public appearance of Fourth Degree Knights as a color corps at religious and civic functions is an important activity for each assembly. They add dignity and the pride of church and country to any event,” commented Fort Kaskaskia Assembly #1287 Friar, Father Steve Pautler.

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