As I sat down to write my first article as Master, I had a severe anxiety. Long speeches, and articles I cannot do unless it is dealing with the kitchen gourmet brothers and DB Tom Freemer’s famous recipes. To me, the installation was what brotherhood is all about. The brethren came together to advance the goal of our Mother Lodge and Freemasonry. I hope that I am worthy of the trust that the brethren have chosen to place on me. A famous mason once said, “the secret of Masonry, like the secret of life, can only be known by those who seek it, serve it, live it. It cannot be uttered, it can only be felt and acted.” “Freemasonry teaches not merely Temperance, fortitude, prudence, justice, brotherly love, relief, and trust, but liberty.” Liberty is a tenant of Freemasonry. On August 5, l884, a plaque was placed on the cornerstone of the pedestal of Lady Liberty, by the Grand Master of Masons of New York. The quote on the plaque says: “Liberty enlightening the world”. Liberty, love it, protect it, stand for it.
Yours in Masonry,
Trenton Cyrus No. 5