Many of our founding fathers had been Masons, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
The goal and main purpose of Freemasonry is to make "better men out of good men", better husbands, better fathers, better brothers and better sons. The goal was to place emphasis on the each man, individually, by strengthening his character and improving his moral and spirituality. It is an organization in which members believes in brotherhood and helping others.
A Masonic ring, connects a person to the oldest secular order in the Freemasons. It is a symbol of ones connection to the order, and a way in which fellow members can recognize him as a brother/member. A Masonic Ring, is a sign of a mason's commitment to the cause and the message of the order.