Serving the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Community
Wildwood, FL & The Villages, FL
Color Corp

PATRIOTISM - 4th Degree & Color Corps
“One nation under God”

Every K of C Council meeting begins with a prayer and the Pledges of Allegiance to our beloved Country.
On April 30, 1951, the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus adopted a resolution to amend the Pledge of Allegiance to add “under God” after the words “one nation” when they recited the Pledge before each meeting. Over the next two years the idea spread throughout the K of C and our country. The phrase “under God” was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance on June 14, 1954 by a Joint Resolution of Congress.

Within the Fourth Degree Assembly, The Patriotic Degree, members designated as Sir Knights have an opportunity to participate in the Color Corps (CC).  The CC demonstrates by its presence the commitment of the Knights of Columbus to the community served by the Assembly.  Activities of the CC include providing an Honor Guard at member Knights, Sir Knights and their spouses' funerals, when requested, as well as first communions, confirmations, parades and significant religious celebrations or dedications. 


PHOTO: Color Corps at Officer Induction for Co 13300 July 2022

Brother Knights recognizing the sacrifices of veterans at the National Cemetery in Bushnell on Memorial Day Weekend.

The Knights donated $4,000 generated from the golf outing to the Combat Veterans to Careers.  The CVC is a Village based organization that assists returning veterans adjust to civilian life and secure meaningful employment.

Making the donation to CVC CEO David Booth (center) are Joe Bollentino, John Magee, Pete Monty and Gerry Haggerty.