The public is invited to watch the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri perform their ceremonial laying of the cornerstone at O’Fallon’s new Justice Center on July 21, 2017, at 3 p.m. The new Justice Center, which is scheduled to open in the fall, is located on Bryan Road in O’Fallon, Missouri, one-quarter mile south of Veterans Memorial Parkway.
The traditional cornerstone ceremony dates back hundreds of years and has been performed on countless buildings, including the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Various Grand Lodge Officers of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri, led by Most Worshipful Brother Richard L. Smith, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, will conduct the ceremony, which will last approximately 20 minutes. Free onsite parking will be available.