On April 19, 1943, Herndon Lodge lost its first member in WW II who was killed in action in Tunisia. Many Bros. lost their lives in service to their country – like Bros. Thos. J. Kitchen and Bros. Harry R. Stutsman. The Lodge Room was quiet in 1945 as news from overseas came in.

On February 18, 1946, Culver V. Gates, Master had the lodge heated with gas for the first time.

On September 19, 1947, Herndon Lodge celebrated its 50th anniversary with a banquet in the Herndon High School. Over 150 Masons were in attendance.