Veterans Corner #21 - The Benevolent and Protective Order (BPOE) of the Elks of the United States of America Cardinal Virtues (Principles)
Our Fraternal Order was founded: "To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship"
Charity (Lecturing Knight) - “An organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need. The voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need”
Justice (Loyal Knight) - ”Just behavior or treatment. A concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people. A judge or magistrate, in particular a judge of the Supreme Court of a country or state”
Brotherly Love (Leading Knight) - ”Feelings of humanity and compassion toward one's fellow humans”
Fidelity (Exalted Ruler) - ”Faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support. Sexual faithfulness to a spouse or partner. The degree of exactness with which something is copied or reproduced”