Truly a legend among even his contemporaries, Frederick II "the Great" of Prussia truly encompassed the ideals of Kappa Kappa Psi of Brotherhood, Leadership, Musicianship and Service. It was for this reason that our chapter chose him as the symbol of of our hallmark award. This award is presented every year to a member who has not only demonstrated our core value,s but has gone out of their way to promote the best interests of the fraternity, many times at great sacrifice of their energies and time.
Frederick II was born the son of Frederick William I in the Kingdom of Prussia early in the 18th century during a time of great enlightenment and constant war on the European Continent. When he became ruler, it was here we see his true values and beliefs shine. He thought of himself as not some autocratic ruler, but the first servant of the state who's job it was to better the lives of the people under his rule. He lead his people to victory in several wars, usually completely outnumbered against the larger European powers, always using his leadership to surmount incredible odds. In his free time he was also much devoted to the arts and philosophy, especially music playing the flute as well as composing several of his own symphonies and operas.
Frederick II truly exemplified the ideals of this fraternity well before its founding.
Frederick wrote this after his stunning victory during the war of the Austria Succession.