Memorial Day Message

My Brothers, Memorial Day is the time to reflect on those who have lost their lives in the military. Typically we think of our military members in fields of combat. Covid-19 has added a new level of combat. While all are thankful to our frontline workers, we know this...

Ramadan Message

Dear Brethren, Covid-19 has changed everything. It has changed the way we work, meet and live. Our desire to worship has not changed, but our ability to assemble has. This is the month where every Muslim celebrates by fasting, prayers and good deed. The building of...

Passover and Easter Wishes

Dear Brethren, Spring is officially upon us. We are in the midst of the Easter Season. Passover is days away. It is a time when we wish our Jewish brethren and their families a “Zissen Pesach” and a Blessed Easter for all our Christian brethren and their...

Holiday Wishes

My Brothers, As Americans, we are now preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday Season. It is also a time when we start looking towards Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year and other celebrations. While we prepare to enjoy our time with family and friends,...

2019 Veteran’s Day Message

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.  – Brother Douglas MacArthur My Brothers, Monday is Veterans Day. A day that will have parades, some will place flags at the resting...

Labor Day Message

My Brothers, As the Labor Day Weekend approaches, let us remember it is an annual national tribute to the contribution’s workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. We as masons and our families are integral in our country’s success....

4th of July Address

My Brothers, The summer has arrived, and Independence Day, July 4th will soon be upon us. For those who know me, it is obvious of how I feel about patriotism and our veterans. The words of Sgt. and Brother Hoover at our Annual Communication are still felt by all who...

St. John’s Day Address 2019

{Address to the District Deputy Grand Masters, Grand Lodge Staff Officers and Assistant Grand Lecturers for the year 2019 through 2020 in the Daniel D. Tompkins Memorial Chapel on the Campus of the Masonic Care Community in Utica, New York.} Right Worshipful Deputy...