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, we as Masons are also providing meals for other members of our Fraternity, serving at Veterans Homes and Hospitals and more. On November 30, 2019 I will join Masons and Masonic youth to package close to 500 boxes for shipping to our Military Men and Women who are serving in Kuwait and that Region.

Why do we do these things? Because we are not just men. We are Masons. Masons and Families.

On behalf of myself, Nancy, our Deputy Grand Master RW Richard J. Kessler and Joanne, 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 all pleased to extend this greeting to you.

In addition, let us implore the Great Architect of the Universe to protect the members of our Armed Forces as they are protecting 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,

William M. Sardone 
Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York