Buffalo Soldier Monument Dedication

Fort Buford

Please join us for this once in a lifetime dedication on May 28th. This will be the only Buffalo Soldier Monument of its kind the United States.

The Masonic Frontier Lodge at Fort Buford will be open Friday evening and all day Saturday for visitors.

Lodging and Meals

Hotel Information:

Ramada Inn

Address: 5813 Jefferson Ln, Williston, ND 58801

Phone:(701) 609-5555

Rate:$85 per night (this includes Saturday breakfast)

BBQ for Grand Lodge officers, others directly associated with the dedication, and guest Masons will be held at the NDSHS Missouri Yellowstone Confluence center at Ft. Buford at 6:00 PM, on Friday evening. There will also be a short ‘walk through’ for the Dedication Participant Team at the Masonic Site.

An Introduction breakfast will be held at the Ramada on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM. Dress is ‘sport casual’ and is open to everyone attending or participating in the Dedication.


The 6th Infantry Regiment will raise the flag to open the season at the Fort Buford NDSHS barracks at 12:00 noon (CDT), and a the Flag at the Ft. Buford Cemetery will be raised in a ceremony complete with the National Anthem and full Honors at 12:30. From there the 6th Infantry and the Leeds High School Banner Girls Choir and other Dignitaries will proceed to the Masonic Site to assemble for the Dedication Ceremony.

The Dedication:
The Buffalo Soldier Monument Dedication at the Masonic Site will begin at 1:00 PM CDT.  Included in the event is a Formal Flag Raising of the US, Minnesota and Missouri Flags including the National Anthem.
The formal dedication of the Monument by the officers of the Grand Lodges of North Dakota and the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri will follow next, including a keynote address by RW Dale Sandstrom.
The third phases of the Ceremony includes the formal Memorial Wreath Presentation, Military Funeral Honors Team, and a Formal Flag presentation to the Buffalo Soldier Representative, RW Bro. Charles Snargrass, 9th Cavalry Veteran from St. Paul, MN,  Followed by Taps and a 3 Volley Salute from the 6th Infantry. This will be a VERY impressive closing ceremony.
All Masonic Brothers are encouraged to wear their Lodge Aprons and Officers Jewels, if they have them.  A final photo will be taken of all the Masons and VIPs who are present at the dedication.
There is a long list of VIPs, including representatives from the NW Mounted Police Lodge,  Representatives from Prince Hall Lodges of MO and MN, Grand Lodge Officers and representatives from a number of Jurisdictions, the ND State Historical Society, George Washington Masonic Memorial Association, Ft. Buford 6th Infantry Regiment, Leeds Banner Girls High School Choir and others.
There will also be on site television camera recording during the entire Dedication and a ‘press site’ will be set in front of the flag pole dedication area. 

127th Annual Communication

Grand Lodge of North Dakota A.F. & A.M.

Please join the Grand Lodge of North Dakota for its 127th Annual Communication, taking place June 16th-18th at the Grand Forks Masonic Center in Grand Forks.

At this yearly gathering, Masons, family members, and friends will convene to reconnect, celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, and draft the course for the new fraternal year.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Please download the registration form below:

127th GLAC Registration

Hotel Information:

127th GLAC Rooms

  • June 16, 2016 Thursday Evening – Food Tent in Town Square (Corner of DeMers & 3rd St.)
  • June 17, 2016 Fridan Noon Luncheon (Grand Forks Masonic Center)
  • June 17, 2016 Friday Evening – Food Tent in Town Square (Corner of DeMers & 3rd St.)
  • June 18, 2016 Men’s Saturday Noon Luncheon (Grand Forks Masonic Center)
  • June 18, 2016 Women’s Saturday Noon Luncheon (Grand Forks Masonic Center)
  • June 18, 2016 Saturday Evening Banquet (Grand Forks Masonic Center)

Thursday, June 16th – Grand Forks, King’s Walk Golf Course

  • Lunch @ 11:30 a.m.
  • Shotgun start @ 12:30 p.m.


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127th Annual Communication - Thursday Evening BBQ








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