Fourth Degree: Patriotism
Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
~from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council
Fourth Degree Assemblies operate independently from—although frequently alongside—local Knights' Councils. The Fourth Degree, with its distinctive regalia, provides a visible symbol of duty toward God, neighbor, and nation.