Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for
membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism
by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through
active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve
as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the
Knights of Columbus.
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