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Centennial Cornerstone
Ceremony & Parade


Join us on February 20, 2023, to re-dedicate the cornerstone and to celebrate the Memorial’s next century of service.


The Memorial is a National Historic Landmark that stands as American Freemasonry’s vital tribute to George Washington and the values of freedom. Each year, thousands of museum guests visit the Memorial to learn about Washington and Freemasonry, and to become inspired by the great heritage left to us by the Father of our Country... and our nation’s foremost Freemason.

The original celebration of the cornerstone was a national Masonic event. Over 10,000 Freemasons attended the Memorial’s cornerstone laying in 1923. In 2023, Masons will gather again at the Memorial to witness the re-dedication of this cornerstone.

8:00 a.m. Motor Coaches depart Host Hotel for the Memorial


9:00 a.m. Conference of Grand Masters opens in the Memorial Theater


9:15 a.m. Annual Meeting of The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association opens in Memorial Theater


10:15 a.m. Grand Masters Photograph - Memorial


11:00 a.m. Grand Masters Luncheon


11:45 a.m. Motor Coaches depart the Host Hotel for the Parade Staging Area Motor Coaches depart the Memorial for the Parade Staging Area Parade steps off

1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. George Washington Birthday Parade CLICK HERE for parade route 


3:30 p.m. Cornerstone Ceremony


5:00 p.m Motor Coaches depart Memorial for Host Hotel

For the complete detailed schedule and registration please visit the following link:

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