Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day

My Brothers, As it always comes this time of year, the weather is now moderate and we are all getting out again. We are coming to a very important and happy time of the year. In addition to Memorial Day, which we will celebrate on May 29th this year, we will soon be...

Spring Message

My Brothers, Spring is now Officially upon us, the time is now measured in Daylight Saving Time, and we are rapidly approaching the Easter/Passover season, with all the joy and family celebrations that comes along. We all celebrate the end of Winter, and the...

Holiday Message from the Grand Master

My Brothers, The end of the year is now upon us, with all the happy holidays that are entailed. We have Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and of course, the New Year. We are all grateful, in our own ways, for the good feelings of the season, that we enjoy. All that being...

Happy Thanksgiving!

My Brothers, The Thanksgiving Holiday is now upon us. This is one of the totally American holidays and honors the harvest and the bounty of foods that nourish us and enrich our lives. Thanksgiving is a holiday at which time we all try to get together with our families...

Grand Master’s Labor Day Message

My Brothers, The autumn season is approaching and so is our traditional end of summer holiday. This also is the time that the officers and brothers of our lodges plan their trestle boards for the ensuing year. Let us pause to appreciate all that our working people...

Louisiana Emergency Flood Relief

Dear Brothers of New York, Fueled by drenching rainstorms, massive flooding in Louisiana has damaged and destroyed many homes and buildings, with approximately 100,000 persons reportedly displaced. Cities such as Baton Rouge received 19 inches of rain in just 15...