My Brothers,

Spring is now officially upon us, our clocks have changed, and we are approaching the Easter season. Passover again coincides with Easter, so let me be one of the first to wish our Jewish brothers and their families a “Zissen Pesach” (Happy Passover) and a Blessed Easter for all our Christian Brethren and their families. This is the time of the year when we welcome the warmer temperatures and our opportunities to be outdoors with our friends and family.

Nancy and I join with 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 District Deputies, Staff Officers, Assistant Grand Lecturers and their ladies, as well as the Worshipful Masters and officers of each lodge in our jurisdiction, in wishing you all well.

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,

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