Independence Day, July 4th will soon be upon us. In addition to the celebratory fireworks, it gives us all time to ponder about our beloved country. As Masons, we are justly proud that the Government of our country is really based on Masonic principles, especially one person, one vote. July 4th is truly more than a day for fireworks and barbecues, but a day for all of us to be Proud Americans.
Again in this season, and on behalf of myself, my lovely Lady Carla, our Deputy Grand Master RW Bill Sardone, and his charming Lady Nancy, and the entire elected and appointed members of the Grand Line and their Ladies, and all the District Deputy Grand Masters and Grand Lodge Staff Officers and their Ladies, let me wish all of you a wonderful Holiday and a grand summer season.
As always, let us implore the Great Architect of the Universe protect the members of our Armed Forces, and our brave Police Officers, Firefighters, and other First Responders as they are protecting us, wherever in the country and around world they may be serving, and bring them back home to their families and friends healthy and safely!
Sincerely and fraternally,
Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New York