Virtue Key

Virtue Key


This key fob features a medal from the Knights of Pythias with the word "trust" and a key--symbolizing one of their statutes:

"To be held worthy of the honor that he craves, brave he must be, a lover of the right, the foe forever of the wrong, ready to do all and to dare all for the cause of truth... Put on him the armor of a knight, give him a sword, and in the full strength of his manhood let him prove his skill and valor, face to face with one of our tried and trusty knights."

The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, D.C., on 19 February 1864.

They were the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. It was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, who had been inspired by a play by the Irish poet John Banim about the legend of Damon and Pythias. This legend illustrates the ideals of loyalty, honor and friendship that are the center of the order.

The order has over 2,000 lodges in the United States and around the world, with a total membership of over 50,000 in 2003. Some lodges meet in structures referred to as Pythian Castles.

Made with genuine leather and solid brass clasp.

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