Supreme Council, 33°, SJ Apollo XI Flag
“When man reaches new worlds, Masonry will be there.”
—The Scottish Rite Journal, December 1969
In July 1969, this Supreme Council, 33°, Southern Jurisdiction, flag traveled to the moon and back with NASA astronaut Ill. Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, 33°, on the historic Apollo XI shuttle mission. Hand sewn by Supreme Council Librarian Inge Baum, the gold-bordered, white silk flag measures 11.81 in. wide by 8.66 in. long and features the 33° Double-headed Eagle in its center. To the left of the eagle is the official emblem of the Sovereign Grand Commander—a purple right-leaning Cross of Salem with crosslets—and to the right, a square & compasses with the letter G in its center.