Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Flag Case

I walked into the Grand Master's office and discovered on the bookshelf that our Iraqi-flown American flag was in a beautiful new display case. After some intensive investigation (I asked Gary Odegard...), I found that Worshipful Brother Dale Seubert hand-crafted the case. He did, as you can see, a marvelous job.

This flag was donated to the Grand Lodge in 2008 by Brother Jon Morris, who served in the Rangers there. The certificate accompanying the flag - and shown in the photo - states:

"This flag of the United States of America is presented to: Grand Lodge of Minnesota, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons.

"This certifies that this flag was flown over the City of Anah, Iraq in the Western Anbar Province, in the face of the insurgent terrorist orgaization known as "The Isamic State of Iraq" on March 4, 2007 by Ranger Team One of B Co 1/194 MNARNG with Ranger Sergeant Jon Morris as non commissioned officer in charge."

Thank you, Brother Jon, for your service to our country and for remembering your brothers back home. And thank you, Worshipful Brother Dale, for crafting such a beautiful case to display and protect this treasure.