DG Award

Welcomed into the pantheon that includes John Wayne, Walt Disney, John Steinbeck, and President of the United States William J. Clinton, is “the boy from Clifton, New Jersey.”

It is with great pride we announce that Sovereign Grand Commander David A. Glattly has been inducted into the DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame. The enshrinement was held at The DeMolay International Session Dallas, Texas on June 19, 2021 before a crowd of more than 450 guests with DeMolay International Grand Master Marc B. Bohn presiding over the ceremony.

Said Commander Glattly as he reflected on the honor, “Truly, I consider myself ‘just a DeMolay boy from Clifton, New Jersey’, and I often introduce myself that way. DeMolay set my path to character, helped me overcome uncertainties in myself as a young man, and allowed me to develop leadership skills I would not have gotten elsewhere. DeMolay taught me to look up and never give up.”

Continued Commander Glattly, “DeMolay laid the standards and principles that allowed my young self to see what I thought was beyond reach was actually attainable if I worked hard and stayed true to my values. I think God for directing me along this path as it made such a difference in my life.”

The DeMolay International maintains an International DeMolay Alumni Hall of Fame in Kansas City where the Order was founded in 1919. It is designed to Senior DeMolays who have gone on to pursue careers of influence, positions of stature or other lifelong achievements, and who credit their success in some manner to their experiences in DeMolay.

Some of the well-known figures in the Hall of Fame include actors Buddy Ebsen and Gary Collins; US House Speaker James C. Wright; Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman, and baseball greats Pete Rose, and Harmon Killebrew; NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton; broadcaster Walter “Red” Barber, and newscaster John Cameron Swayze.

Also enshrined in the Hall of Fame with Commander Glattly was four-star General John T. “Jack” Chain, Jr., who served as commander in chief of the Strategic Air Commander for the Reagan Administration.

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to watch the Commander's official Hall of Fame induction video chronicling his life, his times, and accomplishments.