Greetings from the East,
January was a month that weighed heavy on my heart. Two Mt. Moriah brothers were laid to rest and though it was an honor to be a part of their funeral rituals and celebrate their lives with their families, it is an understatement to say that they will be missed. It is also with a heavy heart to inform you of the passing of our PGM Dan I. Newman. I need not tell you how great a mason Most Worshipful Newman was. Neither do we have the ability to list all the brothers that he guided with his wisdom. I know all of Nevada is feeling the loss of this great man.
This coming month is always one of my favorites each year. Our annual George Washington celebration with the brothers from Acacia lodge is a reminder of one of Freemasonry’s greatest attributes, brotherly love and affection. I encourage all Mt. Moriah members to join us at Acacia lodge for fun and fellowship.
In closing, I ask all of us to reflect on these words from one of our founding fathers, “I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” Brother George Washington.
Upon the Square,
Eric Holder, WM