Short History of Solomon Lodge 822
By order of the Right Worshipful Grand Master and the Grand Lodge of Germany, Solomon Lodge No. 822 was declared open on 28 September 1955, at 20:00 hrs., in accordance with the Charter issued on 10 September by the United Grand Lodge of Germany Officers were installed in Due Form by the W. M. Bro. Peter M. Rasmussen. Distinguished guests were presented to the assembly by the Worshipful Master Hiram J. Green: Deputy Grand Master Kraemer, Ludwigsburg, and Worshipful Master Kuehn, Furchtlos and Treu, Stuttgart. The first American Lodge in Stuttgart, the predecessor to Solomon Lodge No. 822, was the Stuttgart American Lodge, U. D., Grand Lodge of Connecticut, established 16 May 1947. A committee was appointed to study the By-laws of the Grand Lodge of Germany for preparation of the By-laws for Solomon Lodge, and to ensure they did not transgress any of the By-laws of the Grand Lodge of Germany. The Connecticut Ritual governs Solomon Lodge No. 822.
At the Stated Communication of 5 October, W. Br. Peter M. Rassmussen was elected life member of Solomon lodge in appreciation for his years of service to Freemasonry in Germany.
On 17 July at a Special Meeting of the Lodge, the United States and German flags were formally presented to Solomon Lodge No. 822 by Furchtlos and
Treu Lodge as a symbol of brotherhood between the two great nations.
Forget Me Not Lodge No. 896, Heilbronn, consolidated with Solomon Lodge. Forget Me Not had between steadily losing members who had returned to the
US on completion of service in Europe. In spite of a succesful period of service from it' s inception in 1966 Forget Me Not Lodge had no alternative to consolidation with Solomon Lodge No. 822 in Stuttgart in order to survive. This consolidation has proved successful and advantageous to both parties. In its present form Solomon Lodge hopes to provide many more years in the service of Freemasonry in Germany - to further the ideals of brotherhood and tolerance among peoples of all races and religions, and to consolidate the alliance that exists between the United States and Germany