Tuesday, March 23, 2010

George Washington's Gavel

In the mail Monday came an envelope from the George Washington National Masonic Memorial with an 8 x 10 photo of me and John Cook with the gavel and trowel that George Washington used to lay the cornerstone of the United States Capitol, as well as the Bible upon Washington took his Masonic obligations.

It was truly humbling to be so near items that were handled by the Father of our Country, and used by him as a Mason.

Meeting many Minnesota Masons with many wonderful histories was, without a doubt, the pinnacle of being Grand Master this year. But after those friendships, standing with Deputy Grand Master Cook behind these artifacts of United States and Masonic History has to rank up there with the most memorable experiences of this year.