Pro-Life / ACE -Wings
Tom Clark, Chairman
This is a call to all Knights to help create a Culture of Life in the state of Texas and to rid ourselves of the culture of death that is pushed into our lives. This is done through prayer, civic action, organizing and participating in Pro Life events, and through donations of funds to various Pro Life ministries such as pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes throughout the state. Please feel free to contact me or anyone in my committee for help in any of these areas. We are here to serve you and to continue to make Texas the most Pro-Life state in the country. A note on The ACE Wings, The ACE in ACE Wings stands for - Pro Life without Apology, without Compromise, without Exception. To earn the ACE Wings a Knight must do 5 public Pro Life events. A guide to these events can be found on the ACE Wing form located online and in this publication. Please note that only certain events can be repeated, again this is outlined on the form itself. This year’s premium event will be the Texas Rally for Life held in January in Austin. This event will count for 3 of the 5 events needed to earn the ACE Wings.
In the past the ACE Wings were often thought of as an award. From this point forward please never refer to it as an award. Each set of ACE Wings represents a child that was lost to abortion and you cannot “win” this…!! Please simply refer to them as “ACE Wings” and please wear them often, not just to K of C Meetings. It takes a real man, a brave Knight, to earn and wear the ACE Wings! Please treat them with the same respect you would any blessed object. ACE wings are sent to you blessed. I respectfully request that each DD alert his Grand Knights to the existence of all three levels of the ACE Wings. The Silver ACE wings is our oldest and most copied part of the program, with several other states adopting it into their Pro Life culture. The Special Forces ACE Wings are for those men within the council who are the “go to” men for Pro-Life events once they have earned their Silver ACE Wings. These are the men who the Grand Knight and Council Pro-Life Chairman can always rely upon to work these events. Finally there’s the Gold ACE Wings which is the highest Pro Lifer honor the Texas State Council can confer upon a Knight. A guide to these events can be found on the ACE Wing form located online and in this book.