My Brothers,

The end of the year is now upon us, with all the happy holidays that are entailed. Chanukah has been celebrated with Christmas, Kwanzaa, and of course, the New Year right ahead of us. We are all grateful, in our own ways, for the good feelings, that we enjoy, and let us all be grateful.

This is the time of the year where we slow down a little to spend time with our family and friends. It is also a time when we reflect back on the year that has passed as well as look ahead forward to what the future can bring.

While we embrace the joyous moments of the holiday season, please open your hearts to those who are experiencing sorrow. Embrace them. Feel for them. Pray for them.

On behalf of myself, Nancy, our Deputy Grand Master RW Richard J. Kessler and Joanne, and the entire elected and appointed members of the Grand Line and their ladies, your local District Deputies, Staff Officers, Assistant Grand Lecturers and their ladies, as well as the Worshipful Masters and officers of each lodge in our jurisdiction, we are wish you the best today and always.

In addition, let us implore the Great Architect of the Universe to protect the members of our Armed Forces as they protect us, wherever in the world they may be serving as well as all our domestic First Responders, and our Brothers and Sisters all over the world. May He keep them safe and out of harm’s way so they can continue their important efforts and bring them home safely to their families and friends!

Sincerely and Fraternally,

M.W. William M. Sardone
Grand Master